Education

Frances Starms students host fish fry fundraiser at Garfield 502

April 19, 2018

On Saturday, April 7, 2017, students from Frances Starms Discovery Learning Center (FSDLC) hosted a fish fry fundraiser at Garfield 502. The fundraiser was the brainchild of Dr. Janice Pugh (center left) for her fourth and fifth grade students. The funds will allow her students to participate in a field trip to the Pfister Hotel… [Read More]

Milwaukee Board of School Directors selects interim superintendent

April 19, 2018

Dr. Keith P. Posley, a 27- year veteran of Milwaukee Public Schools with extensive school-based and district leadership experience, has been named interim Superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools by the Milwaukee Board of School Directors. The Board is expected to negotiate a contract with Dr. Posley, which was presented for approval on April 17, 2018…. [Read More]

MPS group gets standing ovation in national talent show

April 12, 2018

After many weeks of practice and preparation, a group of 12 Milwaukee Public Schools students traveled to Washington, DC to take part in the Turnaround Arts national talent show held at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Their performance honoring Frederick Douglass drew cheers and a standing ovation from the audience. The… [Read More]

Rust College – Where tomorrow’s leaders are students today

April 12, 2018

Rust College is a historically black liberal arts college located at 150 Rust Avenue, in Holly Springs, Mississippi. Located approximately 35 miles southeast of Memphis, Tennessee, it is the second- oldest private college in the state. Affiliated with the United Methodist Church, it is one of ten Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) founded before… [Read More]

MPS students honored for Women’s History essays

April 12, 2018

To honor Women’s History Month, MPS students were invited to submit essays sharing the stories of Wisconsin women. Winners received cash awards and certificates and were announced at the University of Wisconsin– Milwaukee Hefter Conference Center on March 15. The contest is designed to shine a light on the lives of Wisconsin women, who have… [Read More]

MPS announces summer learning programs for 2018

April 5, 2018

Sign up now—discover and explore! MPS is offering two sessions for learning this summer: June Term (J-Term) from June 4 to 29, and Summer Academy from July 2 to 27. Students can attend one or both sessions. All city of Milwaukee residents, grades K5 to 12, are eligible and can enroll at select sites. Both… [Read More]

Ripple® donates $29 mil. to DonorsChoose.org: Funds 110 MPS projects

April 5, 2018

In an unprecedented act of generosity, technology company Ripple donated $29 million to DonorsChoose.org this week, funding every project posted by a teacher across the country. In Milwaukee Public Schools, 110 projects posted by 89 teachers were funded, bringing a total donation of $60,081 to the district. “This is such an exciting day for our… [Read More]

President’s Diversity and Inclusion Award recipients announced

March 29, 2018

The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) selected four individuals who received the President’s Diversity and Inclusion Award at a special luncheon on Tuesday, March 20, 2018. Andrew Petroll, MD, associate professor of medicine and psychiatry; B. Ulysses Li, MD, professor of pediatrics (gastroenterology); Geneva Johnson; and Sebastian Ssempijja, Ph.D, CEO and clinic director of the… [Read More]

Chancellor Mone emphasizes why UWM research matters

March 29, 2018

By Mark A. Mone Chancellor, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee When we were kids, many of us dreamed of becoming explorers, curing a loved one’s disease, or inventing the first car that could fly. I used to dream about being a search-and-rescue pilot who could help people who were in trouble. The great thing about being at… [Read More]

Sydnee Roby is Gatorade® WI Girls’ Basketball Player of the Year

March 29, 2018

One of the most prestigious awards in high school sports has been bestowed upon Sydnee Roby, a junior at Rufus King International High School. Sydnee was selected from hundreds of student athletes based on her athletic excellence, academic achievement, and exemplary character. The winners were announced to the public on Facebook Live. Sydnee maintains a… [Read More]