Education

Quarles & Brady establishes American Bar Association Scholarship Fund in honor of former Chairman John W. Daniels, Jr.

November 12, 2013

Pictured (from left) are Quarles & Brady Managing Partner Fred Lautz; Quarles & Brady Chair Kimberly Leach Johnson; ABA Fund for Justice and Education Director Krista Kauper; and John W. Daniels, Jr., chairman emeritus of Quarles & Brady, who gathered after the firm announced a new Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund in honor of Daniels and… [Read More]

MPS’ Milwaukee High School of the Arts presents ‘Blues In The Night’

November 12, 2013

Shows at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 8 and Saturday, Nov. 9; 2 p.m. show Sunday, Nov. 10   Milwaukee Public Schools’ Milwaukee High School of the Arts is presenting the sensational hit Broadway musical revue “Blues In The Night.” The Tony Award-nominated musical tells the story of a group of men and women whose lives… [Read More]

MPS, developers detail Phase One of Malcolm X redevelopment

November 12, 2013

Plan would include IB middle school and affordable housing   The Milwaukee Public Schools and 2760 Holdings, LLC will develop a robust public/private partnership that will bring new opportunities for educational excellence and residential housing options to the Harambee neighborhood of Milwaukee. Under this partnership, the former Malcolm X building will be built out in… [Read More]

Board votes to authorize sale of former Malcolm X site

October 21, 2013

The Milwaukee Board of School Directors voted Monday, October 14, 2013 to take the first step in the sale of the Malcolm X complex. It authorized the administration to request the City of Milwaukee sell the building to 2760 Holdings, LLC. MPS buildings are owned by the City of Milwaukee, so the sale must be… [Read More]

MPS enrollment grows for the first time in a decade

October 21, 2013

Families recognizing district’s significant improvements and successes Enrollment in Milwaukee Public Schools grew between 2012-13 and 2013-14, reversing a decline that lasted nearly a decade. Students at MPS’ Ronald Reagan College Preparatory High School, added students in 2013-14 thanks to the district’s strategic use of facilities. MPS’ fall enrollment count submitted to the state this… [Read More]

Anonymous benefactor donates rackets to Bay View girls’ tennis team

October 10, 2013

In the Milwaukee Public Schools, Rufus King has had the championship girls’ tennis team for many years, winning the city championship every year since before many of the current players were even born. They were the subject of a feature in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel last month, earning welldeserved praise. Because Bay View English teacher… [Read More]

Open house for many MPS middle and high schools

October 10, 2013

Dozens of open houses, information sessions, testing days and auditions are getting underway for many of Milwaukee Public Schools’ middle and high schools. MPS offers strong options for middle and high schools, ranging from traditional programs to arts specialty schools; a technology/communication specialty school; gifted and talented schools; a language immersion school; International Baccalaureate and… [Read More]

Growing, successful Interfaith-MPS Tutor program seeks more volunteer tutors

October 10, 2013

As the growing and successful Interfaith-MPS Tutor Program stays on track to expand from 50 MPS elementary and K-8 schools in 2012-13 to 71 in 2013-14, MPS and Interfaith Older Adult Programs are seeking more volunteer tutors. A majority of tutored students outscored national averages and/or saw their scores grow at a higher rate than… [Read More]

United Negro Collage Fund 2013 Walk Run For Education

October 9, 2013

United Negro Collage Fund 2013 Walk Run For Education

MPS teacher earns elite honor

October 3, 2013

MPS Ronald Reagan College Prep Spanish and technology teacher Sarah Berndt was awarded the prestigious Milken Educator Award in a surprise all-school assembly Wednesday, October 2, 2013. Ms. Berndt is the only educator in Wisconsin to receive the award, called the “Oscar of Teaching,” this year and one of just a few dozen to be… [Read More]