Education

New proposed school budget brings more cuts and bigger class sizes, but still sees less funding

May 10, 2018

A Milwaukee Board of School Directors budget hearing on May 3, 2018 attracted an audience of about 100 and generated only about a half dozen speakers, a noticeable contrast with the contentious, seven-hour budget hearing on April 17, 2018. In attempting to agree on a 2018-2019 school year budget, the Milwaukee Public School system is… [Read More]

Event showcases Vincent High School’s many agriculture options

May 10, 2018

The sun was shining, the pigs were snoozing in the grass, and the sheep were frolicking as students at Vincent High School hosted their second annual Agricultural Spring Showcase on April 25, 2018. Families and the community toured Vincent’s barn, chicken coop, and classrooms to see the many agricultural activities that students engage in during… [Read More]

Herb Kohl provides support for classrooms and students

May 10, 2018

This week, in honor of National Teacher Appreciation Week and to celebrate the hard work and important contributions of Wisconsin teachers this school year, Herb Kohl Philanthropies funded all Wisconsin project requests (one per teacher) on the education crowdfunding site DonorsChoose.org. A total of 578 projects worth $425,000 were just flash-funded across the state. This… [Read More]

Last day of term for high schools changes to May 21

May 3, 2018

The end of the school year is approaching and Milwaukee Public Schools has a necessary change to the last day of school for all 9th to 12th grade students. Due to the snow day on February 8, 2018, when schools were closed, MPS will need to extend the school year by one day for students… [Read More]

District releases balanced $1.2 billion proposed 2018-19 budget

May 3, 2018

Milwaukee Public Schools’ administration released the Superintendent’s Proposed FY19 Budget on Friday, April 27, 2018. For the past four months, the district has worked to close a $30 million budget gap to keep budget cuts as far away from the classroom as possible. “Stagnant revenue, rising health care costs, and declining enrollment all contributed to… [Read More]

NDHSAA hosts students at luncheon

April 26, 2018

On Thursday, April 12, 2018, the North Division Alumni Association hosted a group of students from North Division High School for lunch at Irie Zulu Restaurant, 7237 W. North Ave. The purpose of the lunch was to thank the students for their work in helping the alumni association throughout the year, and discuss ways the… [Read More]

Milwaukee Public Schools budget deficit looms

April 26, 2018

Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) educators, administrators and school board members were unable to agree on a plan to close a projected $38.7 million budget deficit for the 2018-2019 school year during a seven-hour meeting on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. The Milwaukee Public Schools system is the largest in the state with more than 75,000 students,… [Read More]

8,000+ MPS students to perform in first-ever ‘All-City Arts Festival’ at Henry Maier Festival Park

April 26, 2018

The artistic talent of Milwaukee’s kids will be on full display, bigger and better than ever on the city’s lakefront, during the first-ever All-City Arts Festival, which will be held May 9-11, 2018 on the south end of Henry Maier Festival Park. The event will feature more than 180 performances from 125 Milwaukee Public Schools,… [Read More]

UWM program trains paramedics as community health partners

April 26, 2018

By Laura L. Otto Kendria Donaldson thought the career she wanted was traditional nursing. Then, when her boyfriend’s brother joined the Milwaukee Fire Department, she considered a different option. Becoming a firefighter would still allow her to help people with their health, but in a way that would build long-term wellness rather than just provide… [Read More]

Every time foster kids move, they lose months of academic progress

April 26, 2018

How instability wreaks havoc on these children’s school lives—and what can be done to fix it When 12-year-old Jimmy Wayne’s parents dropped him off at a motel and drove away, he became the newest member of the North Carolina Foster Care system. Over the next two years in the foster care system, he attended 12… [Read More]