Results tagged with 'schools'
Published Feb. 27, 2015
The Milwaukee Board of School Directors on Thursday night approved the construction contract to renovate the vacant Malcolm X site, 2760 N. 1st St., into a new home for Rufus King International Middle School, which currently inhabits a former elementary school.
Published Feb. 25, 2015
Wendmy Nida Moyenga entered Washington High School as a sophomore several months after emigrating from Burkina Faso. First hour - an English as Second Language class - went well, but she soon had to plunge in to regular high school classes. Moyenga found the language and cultural differences challenging, but was most upset by the bullying. After that first semester, Moyenga connected with the Pan-African Community Association, reports Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service.
Published Feb. 23, 2015
Milwaukee Board of School Directors President Dr. Michael Bonds announced Monday that the Milwaukee Board of School Directors will consider a resolution by Director Larry Miller calling on Gov. Scott Walker and the Wisconsin Legislature to restore adequate funding to public schools in Wisconsin.
Published Feb. 20, 2015
Milwaukee Public Schools is inviting interested students, families, staff and community members to attend one or more of a series of listening sessions tied to the eight strategic objectives the district is developing to improve student outcomes.
Published Feb. 17, 2015
Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports that a more rigorous high school equivalence exam unveiled in 2014 has considerably challenged Milwaukee students academically, according to participation and performance data.
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July 22, 2013by Michael J. Petrilli and Michelle GiningerThe Thomas B. Fordham InstituteWisconsin governor Scott Walker has been called a lot of things over the past two years; many of these epithets are unprintable in this family-friendly publication. But according to a new Fordham report, he de...
Opportunities Lost in Milwaukee
Statement of Alderman Bob Donovan
December 16, 2009
During its special session today in Madison, the Wisconsin Legislature chose to delay action on historic legislation that would give Milwaukee’s mayor the power to appoint the superintendent ...
As I start my first beginning of the school year, I wonder why the uproar about the mayor taking over? I am fully aware of the impending accountability of teaching 4th grade and the high pressure testing that my students will encounter. Yet, I am short on textbooks, I have outdated and incomplete...
This column appears in the March 11 edition of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.Sports fans do it from their seats. Millions do it to help choose the next "American Idol." President Barack Obama even used it to give supporters the scoop on his choice for a running mate. ...
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