Education

Black Male Achievement Advisory Council holds annual meeting

August 15, 2014

The Black Male Achievement Advisory Council, which is comprised of local elected officials and community leaders, met on Monday, May 19, 2014 in the Garden Homes Square Park, 2600 W. Atkinson Ave., to report on the work the committee has done and its future direction. Keynote speaker, First District Ald. Ashanti Hamilton said, “The City… [Read More]

Congratulations to the 2014 class of high school graduates

August 15, 2014

By State Superintendent Tony Evers It’s graduation season again in Wisconsin. Over the course of the next few weeks, nearly 60,000 high school seniors will wrap up their journey from kindergarten to 12th grade and begin the next phase of their lives. Receiving a high school diploma unlocks countless opportunities, and Wisconsin continues to be… [Read More]

Free ACT preparation classes

August 15, 2014

High school students looking to maximize their score for the ACT college entrance test are being offered free sessions to help them get ready for it. The Education and Training Program at the Social Development Commission will hold ACT Wings Preparation workshops on July 12 and July 26. The two Saturday half-day sessions will provide… [Read More]

Milwaukee Board of School Directors approves acting MPS Superintendent

August 15, 2014

The Milwaukee Board of School Directors has named Darienne Driver, Ed.D. as Acting Superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools, effective July 1, 2014. Dr. Driver will serve as the head of the nearly 80-thousand student school district – the largest in Wisconsin – until a successor superintendent is selected. The Board sought an acting leader to… [Read More]

MPS’ top grads off to Columbia U., MSOE, Marquette, NYU, U.S. Naval Academy, UW-Madison, UWM, Vassar and more

August 15, 2014

Before they headed off to colleges and universities across the region, state and nation, the valedictorians and salutatorians of the Milwaukee Public Schools Class of 2014 were recognized by the Milwaukee Board of School Directors Thursday, May 26, 2014 . College, university and other post-secondary destinations for the valedictorians and salutatorians from 34 traditional, specialty,… [Read More]

Ronald McDonald charity honors local teens with scholarships

August 15, 2014

The Ronald McDonald charity held its scholarship program honoring students from southeastern Wisconsin on May 30, 2014 at the InterContinental Milwaukee Hotel. The scholarship recipients received special transportation to and from school via limousine and an opportunity to meet and dine with dignitaries from their community. The Milwaukee Ronald McDonald House serves over 1,300 families… [Read More]

The 13th Annual Rev. James Spann II Scholarship Luncheon

August 15, 2014

The 13th Annual Reverend James Spann II Scholarship Luncheon was held on Saturday, May 24, 2014 at the Ramada City Centre. Five high school seniors were presented scholarships from the Spann family. The Spann scholarship fund was established by Dr. Wilma Spann the widow of Reverend James Spann II. Dr. Spann is a retired Milwaukee… [Read More]

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]