Education

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]

New Rufus King, Riverside high school principals coming back to familiar places

October 3, 2013

Dr. Jennifer Smith and Michael Harris may be new to their principal posts, but they are not strangers to the schools they are serving. The new principals at Milwaukee Public Schools’ Rufus King International School – High School Campus and Riverside University High School are graduates of the schools they now lead, joining the many… [Read More]

A Bucks surprise

October 3, 2013

Milwaukee Bucks rookies Giannis Antetokounmpo and Nate Wolters surprised some MPS students on Wednesday, September 25, 2013, when they showed up with Bucks mascot Bango to hand out school supplies. The Bucks visited Carver Academy, Cass Street School and Siefert Elementary as part of the organization’s annual Back-to-School Distribution. Bango later jumped in to take… [Read More]

Milwaukee Collegiate Academy celebrates a new building, a new name, and a new direction

October 3, 2013

The Milwaukee Collegiate Academy (formerly known as CEO Leadership Academy) is a City of Milwaukee charter high school, located at 4030 N. 29th Street. The staff and students recently moved into a new building. And these are some exciting times at the school because they are implementing the highly acclaimed “blended” learning Model” and going… [Read More]

Readers Child Book Store Annual Book Fair

October 2, 2013

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