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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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Nearly 16% of Wisconsin districts seek revenue boost on Tuesday's ballot

Published Nov. 7, 2016

According to the Wisconsin Association of School Boards, of 67 school referendums up for a vote on Tuesday, 25 find districts asking taxpayers to approve exceeding state-imposed revenue limits. Fourteen seek the right to temporarily exceed those limits and another 11 hope voters agree to exceed them permanently.

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Proposed MPS budget invests in strategic initiatives despite stagnant revenue

Published May 18, 2016

In its annual review of the Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) superintendent's proposed budget, the Milwaukee-based Public Policy Forum reports that the district is able to invest in several strategic priorities, even though it continues to struggle with its perennial challenges of flat state aids and frozen per-pupil revenue limits.

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Repeal the Residency Rule

One of the provisions of Governor Walker's  Budget Bill is  a ban on  teacher  residency requirements by Wisconsin School Boards.  Milwaukee is the only school district in the state to have such a requirement, which is embedded in the 4-year contract between MPS and MTEA....


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