Education

Raymond W. Cross appointed UW System president

January 17, 2014

Raymond W. (Ray) Cross, chancellor of University of Wisconsin Colleges and University of Wisconsin-Extension, has been appointed as the next president of the University of Wisconsin System. The UW System Board of Regents today approved Cross’s appointment, following the recommendation made by a selection committee. Cross plans to step into the new leadership post in… [Read More]

MPS students excel in MLK Speech Contest

January 17, 2014

Eight MPS students were among those who placed in the 30th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Speech Contest; four of them are pictured here: front row, left: Terynn Erby-Walker, Alcott School (2nd place, Grades 3-4); middle row, second from left: Amillia Bell, Golda Meir School (1st place, Grades 3-4); middle row, third from left:… [Read More]

MPS students present to Nobel Prize winner

January 17, 2014

Approximately 500 students from fifteen schools throughout the state of Wisconsin met last month at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to present their final projects on Snow, a novel written by the 2006 Nobel Prize in Literature recipient, Orhan Pamuk. During the conference, students from various backgrounds shared their work, talked about the text and met… [Read More]

Parents and teens working together to protect teens health

January 15, 2014

The teenage years are a time for young people to learn and adopt healthy behaviors that will last a lifetime. Parents, schools, and communities tend to focus on preventing risky behaviors among youth, such as having sex at an early age, using tobacco, or drinking alcohol. However, a growing amount of research suggests that there… [Read More]

MPS’ Golda Meir School, rated ‘Exceeds Expectations’ by the state, is expanding into high school

January 15, 2014

Milwaukee Public Schools’ top-rated Golda Meir School, a gifted and talented school graded ‘Exceeds Expectations’ by the state of Wisconsin, is expanding to serve high school students. “We’re excited to be offering another high-performing high school option for Milwaukee families – something they’ve been asking for,” MPS Superintendent Gregory Thornton said. “Our rigorous high school… [Read More]

More than 700 students graduate at MATC winter commencement ceremony

January 15, 2014

Milwaukee Area Technical College held its winter commencement Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 at the U.S. Cellular Arena, 400 W. Kilbourn Ave. More than 700 students graduated from associate degree, technical diploma, apprentice and adult high school programs. Spencer Coggs, City of Milwaukee treasurer and former Wisconsin state senator, served as the keynote speaker. Coggs graduated… [Read More]

MPS achievement scores trend up, outpacing U.S. growth rate in math and reading on rigorous national exam

January 15, 2014

Milwaukee Public Schools students scored better this year than two years ago in both grades and both subjects tested on a rigorous national exam, yielding average score growth that outpaced the nation’s public school students and most other participating large urban school districts. Scores from the 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress Trial Urban District… [Read More]

UWM students use their degrees with commitment and caring

January 15, 2014

Many UWM graduates return to their communities not only with career skills, but with a passion for helping others. Two students who graduated in December are excellent examples of this type of commitment and caring. Marande Buck, who earned her master’s degree in social work and a certificate from the Child Welfare Training Program, will… [Read More]

Retired MPS educator inducted into alma mater’s Sports Hall of Fame

November 13, 2013

Retired Milwaukee Public School (MPS) educator Gertrude Payton was inducted into the Alcorn State University (formerly Alcorn A&M College) Sports Hall of Fame during ceremonies held in Vicksburg, MS. She was the only female among the 10 inductees in the 2013 Hall of Fame Class. Mrs. Payton played guard on Alcorn’s 1947 Varsity Conference Championship… [Read More]

Teachers from MPS’ ALBA School honored as ‘People’ magazine Teachers of the Year

November 13, 2013

Recognition event held Friday at the south side Milwaukee MPS charter school Brenda Martinez, Radarmes Galarza and Elissa Guarnero – teachers and founders of Milwaukee Public Schools’ ALBA School – were honored Friday, November 1, 2013 by People as among the magazine’s “Teachers of the Year.” The winners receive $4,000 for their school – and… [Read More]