• Education

    Nearly 500 MPS students to explore careers in IT, engineering

    April 10, 2013

    By Tony Tagliavia Nearly 500 Milwaukee Public Schools middle- and high-school students spent Wednesday, March 27, 2013 getting hands-on insight into higher education and careers in information technology and engineering thanks in part to more than 20 business and community partners. The partners were presenters at this spring’s “iFair,” hosted by Harley-Davidson Motor Company and… [Read More]

    Case IH donates two tractors, utility vehicle, front loader to new Vincent urban agriculture program

    April 10, 2013

    MPS Superintendent Dr. Gregory Thornton tries out the new equipment. By Tony Tagliavia Urban Agriculture students at Milwaukee Public Schools’ Harold S. Vincent High School will soon be able to turn acres of their campus into an open-air classroom thanks to a generous donation from Racine-based Case IH announced Thursday, March 28, 2013. Case IH,… [Read More]

    Youth to demonstrate knowledge at the 2013 Black Knowledge Bowl

    March 27, 2013

    Teams of high school aged young people will be offered the chance to show off their knowledge of Black History at the 5th Annual Black Knowledge Bowl. The annual event will be held Friday, March 15 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Manpower Group headquarters at 100 Manpower Place in Downtown Milwaukee. Twenty-two… [Read More]

    MATC to host sustainability summit March 6-8

    March 26, 2013

    Milwaukee Area Technical College will host the 10th annual “Sustainability Summit and Exposition” March 6-8 at the Delta Center, 400 W. Wisconsin Ave. The theme of this year’s summit is “Sustainability – an Economic & Ecological Imperative.” Previously called the Green Energy Summit, the name of the summit has been changed to reflect the broadened… [Read More]

    Board authorizes boost to starting teacher salary, extension of residency compliance period for hard-to-fill positions

    January 3, 2013

    On Friday, December 21, 2012 the Milwaukee Board of School Directors authorized a boost to the starting teacher salary for new Milwaukee Public Schools teachers in a move to make the district more competitive as MPS seeks 700 new teachers for the upcoming school year. New teachers and administrators will also have 24 months instead… [Read More]

    Thank You…

    January 3, 2013

    To all who made the “1st Annual Harry Kemp Photography Exhibition” a success: • Wisconsin Black Historical Society/Museum • Fatherhood Initiative • Mykonos • Lean’s Food Markets • Voice of the Fatherless Child • McDonald’s • Born 2 Dream/Diva’s In Training • The Milwaukee Community Journal • The Milwaukee Courier • The Milwaukee Times •… [Read More]

    University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee students often get hands-on experience in their field while earning a degree

    December 20, 2012

    UW-Milwaukee Community Column Two of this December’s top graduates – Nick Robinson and Otoniel Encarnacion – used that combination of work and study to find success. Robinson is graduating with a master’s degree in architecture and Encarnacion with a BBA in Finance. Throughout Encarnacion’s college career, he worked full time or near full time while… [Read More]

    MPS opens 2nd TEAM UP College Access Center

    September 20, 2012 by

    South side location opens; all seniors served at existing north site accepted to college On the heels of the success of its first TEAM UP College Access Center on the city’s north side, Milwaukee Public Schools celebrated on Thursday, September 12, 2012 the opening of its second College Access Center, this one along highly-visible South… [Read More]

    Xerox announces 2012 technology scholarship for minority students

    September 20, 2012

    Xerox is committed to the academic success of all minority students, and thus is announcing the 2012 Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship Program. The program awards between $1,000 and $10,000 to qualified minorities enrolled in a technical degree program at the bachelor level or above. The exact scholarship amount award depends on the student’s tuition balance,… [Read More]

    MATC and Wisconsin DWD introduce industrial manufacturing technician apprenticeship

    September 20, 2012

    New on-the-job training opportunity helps address skills gap Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) and the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) introduced a new entry-level Industrial Manufacturing Technician (IMT) Apprenticeship to help address the skills gap in Wisconsin’s vital manufacturing sector today. “Manufacturing is leading Wisconsin’s economic recovery, adding more than 12,000 jobs in the… [Read More]