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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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McKinley Elementary: A look inside a place that matters

Published July 13, 2017

I've long been eager to see inside the former McKinley School, 2001 W. Vliet St., which was shuttered and sold by MPS nearly 40 years ago. After a 2013 fire, the private day care and school located there closed. Now, there's a plan to renovate it into apartments and we take you inside.

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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.

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Herb Kohl salutes teachers with another massive DonorsChoose gift

Published May 8, 2017

Herb Kohl Philanthropies - which funded educators' crowdsourcing campaigns last fall - is celebrating the work of educators this Teacher Appreciation Week by anteing up another $500,000 to match donations made to Wisconsin teachers' Donors Choose campaigns.

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Bradley Tech gets MPS' second high-tech fabrication lab today

Published April 25, 2017

Less than a week after Washington High School for Information Technology opened its new "Fab Lab," thanks to a $25,000 grant from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), another MPS high school is launching one.

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New $25K tech lab teaches MPS students to turn ideas into reality

Published April 19, 2017

This morning, MPS will unveil its new "Fab Lab," a digital fabrication facility, at Washington High School of Information Technology, 2525 N. Sherman Blvd. The lab was funded with a $25,000 grant from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.

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Can you help find Auer Avenue School's oldest alumnus?

Published April 17, 2017

As Auer Avenue Community School prepares to celebrate its 105th anniversary next month, the community is trying to find the oldest living alumnus of the school, which opened in 1903 and is located at 2319 W. Auer Ave.

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Manpower donates $200k toward City Year's work in MPS

Published March 17, 2017

Just days after Meralis Hood took over as executive director, at City Year Milwaukee, the AmeriCorps group of young people that works to help kids in Milwaukee Public Schools succeed, ManpowerGroup has announced it is giving the group $200,000 over the next four years.

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UPAF 50th fund drive: A look at the Milwaukee Children's Choir

Published March 15, 2017

UPAF has launched its 50th year of raising funds for performing arts groups in Milwaukee. OnMilwaukee will feature each of the 15 member groups during the 15-week campaign drive. This week, it's the Milwaukee Children's Choir.

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Critics fear MPS uniform policy will fail to achieve its goals

Published March 8, 2017

Critics of a new MPS policy requiring uniforms say it will not accomplish its goals to contribute to a positive school environment by minimizing bullying and lowering costs for low-income families, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.