Articles tagged with 'Schools'

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See the smiles on MPS kids' faces when they get new eyeglasses

Published Nov. 9, 2017

Once again, Wisconsin Vision, Milwaukee Teachers' Education Association, Milwaukee Public Schools, and Prevent Blindness Wisconsin have teamed up to bring free eye exams and glasses to students at two schools via the Clear Days Ahead program.

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MPS announces community meetings for next facilities master plan

Published Nov. 3, 2017

Time flies when you're having fun. It seems like just yesterday that Milwaukee Public Schools did its last long-range facilities master plan, but that was 2011. Today, MPS announced a series of community meetings to kick off the next long-range facilities master plan.

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Webster returns to its former status as a traditional middle school

Published Sept. 5, 2017

After considering closing Daniel Webster Secondary School altogether, just a couple weeks after starting its first school year, the Milwaukee Board of School Directors voted last Thursday to "reconfigure" the program as a traditional middle school.

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Though it's only Aug. 14, it's back to school for some

Published Aug. 14, 2017

Sure, it's only Aug. 14, but with a new early start date for high schools, middle schools and some elementaries, too, many Milwaukee Public Schools students are sitting in their classrooms for the first day of school, too.

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More than 2,100 GE volunteers will spruce up 21 schools on Wednesday

Published Aug. 1, 2017

On Wednesday, Aug. 2, while most of us are still enjoying summer vacation, and maybe beginning to think about back to school shopping, more than 2,100 GE employees will get up bright and early and report to 15 MPS schools, as well as two Tosa schools and four Waukesha schools.

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Five former MPS properties listed for sale by DCD

Published July 18, 2017

On Monday, Milwaukee Department of City Development was able to list a quintet of former Milwaukee Public Schools properties for sale as there had been no takers for them during the two-year period when only school operators could make offers on them.

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6 reasons to send your kids to summer school

Published May 17, 2017

When I was a kid, summer school was thought of as a place for slackers and ne'er-do-wells, and kids that struggled to keep up during the academic year. Now, I think summer school can be valuable to everyone, from the lagging learner to the valedictorian.