Education

MPS Career Fair set for June 23, 2018

June 21, 2018

New teachers, experienced teachers, and paraprofessionals should plan to attend the MPS Career Fair on Saturday, June 23, 2018 from 9 a.m. to noon at South Division High School to learn about exciting options that include parttime teaching. School leaders and benefits specialists will be on hand to answer questions and explain opportunities for professional… [Read More]

Scholarships for class of 2018 exceed $86 million

June 21, 2018

Milwaukee Public Schools announced Thursday another record-breaking amount of scholarship dollars earned by students. The Class of 2018 received an eye-popping total of $86,247,467* in scholarship offers, shattering last year’s record of $64 million. This is the sixth straight year, dating back to 2012 ($18 million total), that scholarship offers have increased. This year’s class… [Read More]

MPS schools awarded for academic and behavior excellence

June 14, 2018

In an annual report issued by the Wisconsin Response to Intervention (RtI) Center, 108 MPS schools were recognized for achievement in reading, math, and/or behavior. Ranked Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum for the number of years meeting standards, Academy of Accelerated Learning was the only school in Wisconsin to earn Platinum in the three measured… [Read More]

Michael Thibou the third African American male dental hygienist to graduate from MATC

June 14, 2018

Michael Thibou became the third African American male to receive a Dental Hygiene Program degree in the State of Wisconsin when he graduated from MATC on May 11, 2018. According to one of his MATC instructors, LaMont Walker, Thibou is the third African American male in Wisconsin to receive this degree. Walker said he became… [Read More]

Ken’Triana McDade is building the groundwork for a bright future

June 14, 2018

By Dr. Shirley Moutry Ambitious, focused and determined are the key words that propel Ken’Triana McDade to strive for and achieve excellence. Ken’Triana is an honor student at Rufus King International Baccalaureate High School. At the end of this school year, she had earned a 4.8333 GPA and will be enering her senior year in… [Read More]

MPS celebrates 2018 valedictorians and salutatorians

June 7, 2018

Wearing caps and gowns in a rainbow of colors, top graduates from high schools across MPS were honored for their impressive academic accomplishments by the Milwaukee Board of School Directors at the Board’s May meeting. Parents and family members were on hand to show their pride in their students. More than 75 students were honored,… [Read More]

MTEC hosts ‘Achieve The Dream’ fundraiser and luncheon

May 31, 2018

On Friday, April 27, 2017 the Milwaukee Teacher Education Center (MTEC) hosted their annual “Achieve The Dream” fundraiser and luncheon at the Iron Horse Hotel, 500 West Florida Street. The event was emceed by TMJ4 News sports reporter Rob Burks and featured an interview with retired Green Bay Packer LeRoy Butler. MTEC is a not-for-profit,… [Read More]

VA Mental Health Summit at UWM to help African American vets

May 31, 2018

Michelle Watts comes from a military family and works at Veterans Affairs, so she is tuned in to the issues that may keep African American veterans from seeking VA services. “Misinformation and a history of mistrust may be factors,” said Watts, veterans justice outreach coordinator for Milwaukee’s Clement J. Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The… [Read More]

Alverno Bestowing of the Kente Graduation Ceremony

May 23, 2018

Eleven African American women participated in the 42nd Bestowing of the Kente Award at Alverno College on May 13, 2018. The Bestowing of the Kente and Latinas con Fuerza ceremonies are culturally grounded Rites of Passage in which Alverno honors its African and Latina graduates’ heritage. Kente is a Fante-West African word meaning basket. The… [Read More]

First day for new MPS interim superintendent

May 23, 2018

Dr. Keith P. Posley will officially lead Milwaukee Public Schools, the largest school district in Wisconsin, beginning Monday, May 21, 2018, as interim superintendent. Dr. Posley started his career in MPS in 1990 as a school teacher at Franklin Elementary School. He excelled as a teacher and became an assistant principal, principal and served in… [Read More]