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Lessons from NYC and Chicago can help us do universal pre-K right

Published Oct. 21, 2014

I've been watching with interest as New York rolls out its first phase of $340 million statewide universal early childhood education plan this autumn, and as Chicago debates how it will get its version off the ground next year. By watching others, we can see what works and what doesn't. We can learn the best ways to create and more smoothly implement universal pre-K that is effective and helps close the achievement gaps and boost the success of all children.


They're coming by the busload to see our public Montessori schools

Published Feb. 28, 2014

Surely, you've heard me say it before. Milwaukee Public Schools' family of public Montessori schools is unrivaled in the United States. No other city can boast seven traditional public Montessori schools plus one district charter Montessori program. On March 7, a busload of folks from Madison is coming to check out three of the schools.


NRA makes a push for blacks with guns

Published March 7, 2013

With so much tragedy from gun violence in cities like Chicago - and Milwaukee - the NRA's attempt to evoke the tragic violence perpetuated on black citizens during the civil rights movement strikes some as manipulative and cynical.


"To the Promised Land" weighed down by lofty ambitions

Published Jan. 26, 2013

The world premiere of "To the Promised Land" that opened Friday night at First Stage Children's Theater has some lofty ambitions. The play looks at an imaginary confluence of a young black girl in 1969 Milwaukee and Golda Meir, the first female prime minister of Israel, who had moved to Milwaukee six decades earlier.

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A Magnificent Zero

Tuesday August 31st, 2010 - Milwaukee, WI   To say I’ve had my share of credit and financial trouble would be like saying Glen Beck wouldn’t be the guest of honor at an NAACP rally. It’s a major understatement, but 100% true. I can’t speak for Glen Beck, but as f...

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