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Articles tagged with 'schools'

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Milwaukee Academy of Science senior wins full scholarship to Northwestern

Published Jan. 20, 2017

Milwaukee Academy of Science senior David Washington was recently awarded a four-year scholarship for tuition, room and board to Northwestern University, the first time an MAS student has won a four-year scholarship to NU, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.

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These 6 photos of MPS kids getting free glasses will make your day

Published Jan. 19, 2017

Via a program called Clear Days Ahead, optometrists, opticians and volunteers provided eye exams to more than 100 kids at Browning and another nearly 100 at Barack Obama School of Career and Technical Education late last autumn. Here are some amazing photos from that day.

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On calendar change, it's time for Milwaukee to stand with MPS

Published Dec. 20, 2016

Last week, a committee of the Milwaukee Board of School Directors voted to make a seismic change to the way it approaches high schools and middle schools. The rest of Milwaukee needs to get behind this effort with vocal (not to mention monetary) support.

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Face criticism? WILL won't

Published Nov. 30, 2016

Last week, the internet served up a notification that WILL had responded to my complaints. I started reading their post wondering if I might need to lay down a new gauntlet; as it turns out, my old gauntlet is still down, untouched.

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Help give the gift of education

Published Nov. 29, 2016

Today is Giving Tuesday and thus I'm re-sharing this post from December 2013 about how you can use Donors Choose to help out a local public school.

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Powerful Milwaukeeans help reboot MPS Foundation

Published Nov. 28, 2016

The MPS Foundation gets a public reboot today when the foundation - which since 1998 has raised funds, beyond taxes, from the community in support of Milwaukee Public Schools - hosts its annual meeting at the Riverside Theater Downtown from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

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Op-ed: Educational reform, improving schools should not be feared

Published Nov. 20, 2016

Dire situations require bold thinking and innovation, so we proposed three reforms that could have an immediate, meaningful impact on Milwaukee's schools across sectors. There are many other ideas that could be considered, but what cannot be considered is doing nothing.

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MPS' Driver comes into her own with bold schools plan

Published Nov. 9, 2016

Last week, MPS unveiled a multifaceted reform plan that, if implemented, would upend two decades of anti-public school sentiment among Wisconsin legislators - and it shows that Dr. Darienne Driver is not just any old MPS superintendent.

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Washington High window restored

Published Oct. 28, 2016

Luckily, someone had the foresight to save the beautiful transom window from above the entrance to Washington High School. Taken out of storage, the window was recently restored and put back into an entrance facing Sherman Boulevard, thanks to the efforts of a number of people.