Education

Sharing the positive impact of UW-Milwaukee graduates

January 3, 2019

By Mark A. Mone Chancellor, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Graduating from college is an enormous accomplishment. Graduates experience considerable personal growth and transformation through their time at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The positive results don’t stop with the person, however. UWM graduates impact thousands of lives as they find ways to battle diseases, save organizations millions… [Read More]

Hamilton retires jersey of alumnus and pro player Kevon Looney

December 13, 2018

Kevon Looney was in good company as he entered the gym at Alexander Hamilton High School this week to see his high school basketball jersey retired. Accompanying Looney were not just a few friends and teammates, but the entire Golden State Warriors team, including Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant, coaches, and even some front office… [Read More]

Business partner Walmart takes hiring event to Riverside

December 13, 2018

Local Walmart stores are tapping into a large pool of potential job candidates this year by partnering with Milwaukee Public Schools. In fall, Walmart announced that it would work with MPS high schools to recruit, hire, and train students to provide employment opportunities and help them cultivate their marketable skills. This week, Walmart held job… [Read More]

MPS hosts city drumline competition

December 6, 2018

Drumlines compete for City Championship Competition will be fierce on Saturday, December 8 when the 16th Annual MPS Battle of the Drumlines crowns the City Champion. Spectators will be treated to stick tricks, precision drumming, and showmanship in this dazzling contest. The battle will include Rufus King International School, 2017–18 City Champion. V100’s Promise will… [Read More]

Leadership and Brotherhood Summit for young men of color

December 6, 2018

The Milwaukee Public Schools Department of Black and Latino Male Achievement (BLMA) is actively engaged in a community- wide effort to support the leadership development, enhance the academic success, and affirm the cultural identity and dignity of Black, Latino, and First Nations male youth. As part of BLMA’s second year of programming, a summit was… [Read More]

New winter coats go to 7,000 MPS students

December 6, 2018

In between fighting fires and saving lives, the local heroes of the Milwaukee Fire Department (MFD) somehow found time to raise funds, go shopping, organize, and deliver 7,000 new winter jackets to students in Milwaukee Public Schools. An assembly was held at Nathaniel Hawthorne School to distribute jackets as well as thank and recognize members… [Read More]

Bay View High School marks Veterans Day and noted alumni

November 15, 2018

Students and staff at Bay View High School gathered in the gym on November 9, 2018, to remember and honor Veterans Day, especially the school’s own alumni who took part in military service. The event was attended by Mayor Tom Barrett, Carol Voss of the Milwaukee Board of School Directors, and members of the Milwaukee… [Read More]

MPS shows modest improvement on state report card

November 15, 2018

Dozens of Milwaukee Public Schools showed signs of improvement on the 2017-18 state report cards released Tuesday, November 13, 2018, by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Thirty-four MPS schools improved their category rating compared to the 2016-17 report cards. Nine additional schools were ranked in the significantly exceeds expectations, exceeds expectations, or meets expectations… [Read More]

Milwaukee Recreation is now hiring spring and summer groundskeepers!

November 8, 2018

Milwaukee Recreation is hiring new seasonal groundskeepers to provide basic upkeep to outdoor recreation facilities in the City of Milwaukee. Apply today at https://candidate.milwaukee.k12.wi.us. Groundskeepers will be asked to maintain and prepare the athletic fields and courts by fertilizing, aerating, pruning trees, cutting grass, and marking fields. The job also includes: daily inspection and cleaning… [Read More]

UWM honors alumni for two decades of work in criminal justice

November 8, 2018

On October 12, 2018, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Alumni Association honored Eva Marie Lewis King (center) with the Graduate of the Last Decade (GOLD) Award for her two decades of work at the Wisconsin State Crime Laboratory in Milwaukee. During her time at the laboratory, she has served as a controlled substance analyst, a toxicologist,… [Read More]