Education

More volunteer tutors needed for growing program with record of increased student engagement

August 14, 2014

The successful Interfaith-MPS Tutor Program is seeking more volunteer tutors as it grows to serve more students in Milwaukee Public Schools. Tutoring in the program is a chance to make a positive impact in the lives of children: Teachers report that 85 percent of students tutored through the program were more engaged in their learning…. [Read More]

Tips to keep students engaged in learning over summer break

August 14, 2014

With the school year coming to a close, many parents wonder how to keep their children active and engaged in learning during the traditional summer recess. According to Jack Connell, California State Superintendent of Public Instruction, when children are inactive mentally and physically during the summer, they often have to take time to get back… [Read More]

Ronald E. McNair post-baccalaureate achievement program helps undergraduates obtain their education goals

August 13, 2014

Getting into the graduate program of your choice is a major accomplishment that takes time, effort and commitment. Fortunately, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) is here to help, through the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement program. Inspired by the late Ronald E. McNair, physicist and NASA astronaut, the McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program awards grants to… [Read More]

MPS employees ‘go over the edge’ for Special Olympics

August 13, 2014

MPS employees successfully raised about $2,000 at the GO OVER THE EDGE for Special Olympics event at Miller Park, Saturday, July 19. Heather Dietzel, of MPS Facilities & Maintenance, and Katie Seitz and Lyndsay Dake, of Milwaukee Recreation, rappelled 90 feet down the side of Miller Park. Several MPS Adaptive Athletics volunteers and MPS Facilities… [Read More]

Washington alumni group sets another new record, presents scholarships to 36 grads Thirty-six scholarships presented as MPS grads earn record $31+ million in scholarships, up $7 million from the prior year

August 13, 2014

Two years after presenting its largest ever number of scholarships, the Washington High School Alumni Scholarship Foundation set another record Wednesday, July 16, 2014. The alumni group awarded 31 scholarships to 2014 graduates of Milwaukee Public Schools’ Washington High School of Information Technology, up from the previous record of 29 in 2012. The $1,000 scholarships… [Read More]

Milwaukee students compete in national information technology and data processing competition

August 11, 2014

The Black Data Processing Associates and Washington High School of Information Technology are leading students from the classroom to the boardroom. BDPA is a national non-profit organization of professionals working in or having an interest in Computer Science and Information Technology. There are 46 chapters nationwide. The Milwaukee chapter was launched in August 2013 by… [Read More]

Nei Phi Neph Mentoring Program 2014

August 9, 2014

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North Division High School Ezzard White OHMS Program (one hope made strong)

May 17, 2014

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Proposed MPS budget increases investment in classrooms, including 50 more art, music and PE teachers

May 1, 2014

Also includes a school support teacher and parent coordinator in every school; continues multi-year trend to focus on classrooms Milwaukee Public Schools Superintendent Gregory Thornton’s proposed 2014-15 budget continues to invest in classrooms and increases the standard of care for students across the district. This includes adding another 50 art, music and physical education teaching… [Read More]

Best fertilizer? Can chewing gum improve your memory? And what difference does a green roof make? MPS students tackle topics at District Science Fair

May 1, 2014

More students, schools participating in 7th annual event at the Milwaukee County Zoo What’s a better fertilizer, fish feces or Miracle-Gro? Can chewing gum improve your memory? And what difference does a green roof make versus an asphalt roof? MPS students from kindergarten to high school are answering these questions and more than 200 other… [Read More]