Education

MPS Student Job Fair is Wednesday, March 13, 2019

February 28, 2019

To match up local employers with student job seekers, Milwaukee Public Schools will host a job fair on March 13, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee Student Union. Approximately 1,000 students are expected to attend in search of summer and year-round work. Last year’s job fair was a huge… [Read More]

Knapp Elementary aims to launch walking school bus program

February 28, 2019

On an unseasonably warm February morning, 11 children — some quiet and sleepy-eyed, some chipper and chatty — followed Regina Stieber along Milwaukee sidewalks wet with melting snow. Two days per week, Lincoln Avenue Elementary School’s “walking bus” picks up students on a set route and makes sure they get to school safely. Stieber, Lincoln’s… [Read More]

UWM coach Baldwin shares the lessons of working through adversity

February 21, 2019

By Pat Baldwin Men’s head basketball coach University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Things have been difficult for the Milwaukee Panthers over the past month or so. We had a tough five-game road trip and our team has been dealing with some adversity. It’s not the first time our players and coaches have had a rough stretch, and… [Read More]

The WUWM Eric Von Broadcast Fellowship Fellows

February 21, 2019

Teran Powell Eric Von Fellow 2017-2018 Angelina Mosher Salazar Eric Von Fellow 2018-2019 The Eric Von Broadcast Fellowship provides funding for a year-long fellowship to a recent college graduate who will receive paid experience to begin building a successful career in broadcast journalism.

UWM, MATC and MPS leaders share M3 collaboration’s impact

January 31, 2019

Two years ago, leaders from the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, Milwaukee Public Schools and Milwaukee Area Technical College publicly announced a groundbreaking educational effort called M3 (pronounced M-cubed). It’s an unprecedented collaboration among Milwaukee’s three largest public education institutions to create a better K-through-16 educational system, one that will feed the region’s growing need for… [Read More]

MFIS students excel on international French exams

January 31, 2019

Milwaukee French Immersion School honored 126 students for high achievement on the Diplôme d’études en langue française (DELF) exams on January 18, 2019. Guillaume Lacroix, Consul General of France in Chicago, paid a visit to the school to take part in the ceremony and congratulate students. A total of 42 second graders and 84 fourth… [Read More]

MPS students mark the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 24, 2019

In honor of the messages of peace, hope, and unity left by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., students in MPS will spend time this week learning about and acting upon his legacy. Events are planned across the district in honor of King’s birthday. On January 20, hundreds of students and their families attended or took… [Read More]

Teacher Kelly O’Keefe Boettcher honored for dedication to Dr. King

January 24, 2019

At Rufus King International Baccalaureate High School on Friday, January 18, 2019, teacher Kelly O’Keefe Boettcher was surprised in front of her class by Principal Tanzanique Carrington and representatives from the Marcus Center. O’Keefe Boettcher was honored as 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Teacher of the Year for her dedication to teaching students about… [Read More]

Feb. 1 is deadline for high school seniors to apply for MATC Promise

January 17, 2019

Friday, Feb. 1, is the deadline for high school seniors to apply for the MATC Promise, which offers free tuition and course fees at Milwaukee Area Technical College for eligible students. The MATC Promise covers up to 75 credits for eligible students, after federal and state financial grant aid has been applied. The cost of… [Read More]

MPS Reads draws students to independent reading

January 17, 2019

Students who read in their free time are shown to be better readers, have a larger vocabulary, score higher on tests, and have greater content knowledge. To boost independent reading, MPS is launching MPS Reads. The initiative will feature a monthly list of recommended books for all ages on a broad range of multicultural topics… [Read More]