Gov. Walker announces winner of Read to Lead Development Grant

August 15, 2014

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is pictured here in the library of the Central City Cyberschool shaking hands with students after making remarks announcing the school was the recipient of a Read to Lead Development Grant of $40,516.  Gov. Walker said the grant “sends a signal that reading is important, which will make teachers even better… [Read More]

Dr. Driver appoints MPS comptroller as chief of staff

August 14, 2014

Milwaukee Public Schools Acting Superintendent Darienne Driver has appointed MPS Comptroller Erbert Johnson to serve as Chief of Staff — and veteran administrator Ruth Maegli will serve as Acting Chief Innovation Officer, effective July 1. Johnson, who has more than 30 years of financial services and administrative experience in both the public and private sectors,… [Read More]

Do it now! Tips to get ready for Back-To-School (part 1 of 2)

August 14, 2014

By Cynthia Ewer Author of Complete Idiot’s Guide to Getting Organized Move over, summer–a new school year is coming! With the start of school, families face new organizational challenges. School bells ring–and so do early-morning alarm clocks. Paper piles swell as hand-outs and homework stream into the house. Shorter autumn days bring a hectic round… [Read More]

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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