UWM coach shares hard-earned lessons from the hardwood

July 26, 2018

By Pat Baldwin Head Coach UWM Men’s Basketball If you don’t pass, you can’t play. That mantra got drilled into my memory by my parents, and it’s one that I now share with my children and the student-athletes I coach on the basketball team at UW-Milwaukee. It applies on the court and in the classroom…. [Read More]

Volunteers help drive student achievement

July 19, 2018

At the MPS STEM Fair this spring, held at Miller Park, dozens of volunteers rolled up their sleeves to create a successful event for students by serving as chaperones, greeters, guides, judges, content experts, and to assist with planning, setup, and tear down. Students enjoyed a rich experience by displaying their science, technology, engineering, and… [Read More]

Pulaski approved as International Baccalaureate school

July 19, 2018

Students at Casimir Pulaski High School will have many new options this fall with the official launch of its new International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme. The IB Programme focuses on developing inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people who will have the personal and professional skills to succeed in a modern, global society. Pulaski students… [Read More]

Students use music to improve quality of life for dementia patients

July 12, 2018

MPS summer academy students, led by Raymond Roberts, choral director at Milwaukee High School of the Arts, embarked on a music appreciation journey this June that is culminating in a service project to assist dementia patients. Over four weeks, students explored and researched the origins of music genres such as rock ‘n’ roll and the… [Read More]

Alexandria Harris receives Early Career Educator Award

July 5, 2018

This spring, 59 teachers were honored with the Early Career Educator Award by the Wisconsin Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (WACTE). Alexandria Harris, a second-grade bilingual teacher at Academia de Lenguaja y Bellas Artes (ALBA) in Milwaukee, was selected for this recognition. The awards were presented during a ceremony at Monona Terrace in Madison…. [Read More]

UWM is the doorway for many different paths to success

June 28, 2018

By: Mark A. Mone Chancellor, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee There is no one path to finding your future success. At the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, we have many open doors that lead to what you want to accomplish in life. Just last month, more than 3,300 people received a degree from UWM and are now beginning… [Read More]

Kappa Alpha Psi Foundation presents the 2018 ‘Dare to Dream’ scholarship winners

June 21, 2018

On May 10, 2018, the Kappa Alpha Psi Foundation of Southeastern Wisconsin, Inc. held their annual Dare to Dream Scholarship reception program, sponsored by Ascension. The graduating seniors were each awarded one thousand dollar scholarships. Pictured are Morgan Coleman, Rufus King International High School; Michael Warner-Craft, Carmen High School of Science & Technology; Isaiah Gordon,… [Read More]

MPS Career Fair set for June 23, 2018

June 21, 2018

New teachers, experienced teachers, and paraprofessionals should plan to attend the MPS Career Fair on Saturday, June 23, 2018 from 9 a.m. to noon at South Division High School to learn about exciting options that include parttime teaching. School leaders and benefits specialists will be on hand to answer questions and explain opportunities for professional… [Read More]

Scholarships for class of 2018 exceed $86 million

June 21, 2018

Milwaukee Public Schools announced Thursday another record-breaking amount of scholarship dollars earned by students. The Class of 2018 received an eye-popping total of $86,247,467* in scholarship offers, shattering last year’s record of $64 million. This is the sixth straight year, dating back to 2012 ($18 million total), that scholarship offers have increased. This year’s class… [Read More]

MPS schools awarded for academic and behavior excellence

June 14, 2018

In an annual report issued by the Wisconsin Response to Intervention (RtI) Center, 108 MPS schools were recognized for achievement in reading, math, and/or behavior. Ranked Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum for the number of years meeting standards, Academy of Accelerated Learning was the only school in Wisconsin to earn Platinum in the three measured… [Read More]