Education

MPS hosts Urban Music Leadership Conference

October 18, 2018

For the second time, Milwaukee Public Schools hosted the Urban Music Leadership Conference, a gathering of about 100 music education professionals. The group observed music programs at six MPS schools—Humboldt Park, Allen-Field, ALBA, Golda Meir, Riverside, and Milwaukee High School of the Arts (MHSA). At MHSA, attendees eagerly joined in singing along with choir students… [Read More]

Keith Posley named permanent MPS superintendent

October 11, 2018

Just months into his term as interim superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools, Dr. Keith Posley has been named to the permanent post. Milwaukee school board members voted unanimously Tuesday, October 9, 2018, to offer Posley the position. “It just seemed like a natural fit,” said MPS board President Mark Sain. “He’s a homegrown talent who… [Read More]

Survive Alive House kicks off ‘National Fire Prevention Week’

October 11, 2018

On Monday, October. 8, 2018, MPS students, local dignitaries, and experienced Milwaukee firefighters kicked off the 2018 National Fire Prevention Week at the Survive Alive House with fire safety lessons from Mayor Tom Barrett, MPS superintendent Dr. Keith P. Posley, MPS School Board President Mark Sain, and Fire Chief Mark Rohlfing. Second grade students from… [Read More]

MPS kicks off FAFSA campaign

October 4, 2018

Financial aid, including free money, is available for college, and Milwaukee Public Schools is committed to helping students discover funds that are available to them. The first step in accessing financial aid is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). On October 1, to mark the opening of FAFSA applications for the 2019–20 school… [Read More]

North Division drummers and majorettes travel to Circle City Classic

October 4, 2018

Students from North Division High School boarded buses and traveled to Indianapolis this month to attend the annual Circle City Classic. Majorettes and drumline members performed dance moves and percussion cadences for more than 100,000 spectators along the one-mile parade route through downtown Indianapolis. North Division was the only group from Wisconsin to participate in… [Read More]

UW-Milwaukee excited to welcome two satellite campuses

September 27, 2018

By Mark A. Mone Chancellor, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee While many consider New Year’s Day to be the time to make life changes, fall at the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee is all about new beginnings. There is a great deal of excitement and a certain amount of nervousness that students of all ages experience when heading… [Read More]

‘It Can Wait’ virtual reality experience

September 27, 2018

Students at Bradley Tech High School in Milwaukee learned on Tuesday, September 18, 2018, about the dangers of smart-phone activities while driving when the new AT&T It Can Wait virtual reality experience visited the school. Bradley Tech High School teamed up with AT&T, AAA and the Wisconsin State Patrol as part of the It Can… [Read More]

Class act school supply drive

September 20, 2018

The sixth annual “Class Act School Supply Drive” raised more than $66,000 to provide students in Milwaukee County with classroom supplies before they start the school year. From August 21 – 22, 2018, WISN 12 hosted a phone bank and dedicated significant airtime reaching out to its viewers with a critical call to help kids… [Read More]

Deviled egg winner to be featured at Vincent fundraiser

September 20, 2018

Eggshells were cracking as Vincent High School culinary arts students prepared their masterpiece deviled eggs for a panel of local celebrity judges this week. The stakes were high, with the winning egg moving on to be a featured appetizer in Vincent’s first-ever farm-to-table fundraiser, “Growing to Our Full Potential” on September 20, 2018. After much… [Read More]

Eight tips to make the most out of your freshman year in college

September 20, 2018

By: Tia Muhammad Fall is here and freshman year is going to be lit! That is, if you prepare well… Find out what you can do to make the most out of your firstyear college experience: 1. Plan, plan, plan! When it comes to your future, there is much value in planning properly. For college,… [Read More]