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Report: State education funding model fuels inequities across Wisconsin

Published Sept. 8, 2014

Madison's non-partisan Forward Institute released a report Monday that looked at education funding across the state of Wisconsin and found that over the past decade increasing poverty, deep education cuts, voucher expansion, the economic recession and growing rates of bilingual and special needs enrollment have led to a system that fuels funding and opportunity gaps among Wisconsin students and communities.

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"Milwaukee" hip hop song gets 150,000 views on YouTube

Published Sept. 6, 2014

Four years ago, Montrel Wade - known by his fans as Trelly G - made a video featuring his hip-hop song "Milwaukee." Four years later, it continues to receive thousands of YouTube views, but Wade is focusing on future musical projects.

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Social media could help MPS parent coordinators connect

Published Sept. 5, 2014

When school opened for the majority of MPS schools this week, most every program had a new 30-hour-a-week parent coordinator paraprofessional on staff to help school staff and families build bridges. At least one school's coordinator has constructed a successful one via social media. It's a model that could be successfully duplicated at other schools.

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The 127th first day of school

Published Sept. 2, 2014

Most of MPS' more than 150 schools all across the city -- including Maryland Avenue Montessori, whose building opened in 1887 -- swung open their doors today, welcoming kids of all colors, classes, religions and needs.

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Old McKinley School gets a hearing

Published Aug. 28, 2014

In February, I wrote about the fact that the old McKinley School on 20th and Vliet is in danger of coming down. The details of that situation can be read here. The school is an unusual one in Milwaukee and deserves to be saved. Ald. Bob Bauman, in whose district the old school is located, has petitioned the city's Historic Preservation Commission for historic designation.

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Reader blogs:

MPS Mayoral Takeover: The Public Hearing

I'm a glutton for punishment.  I actually attended the MPS School Board's pep rally last evening.  I assumed that it would be more entertainment than enlightenment, but I came away embarrassed and saddened.  The concept of the Board hosting a meeting with the sole intent of bringin...


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