Education

Get ready for the MPS Kindergarten Enrollment Fair on February 2, 2019

January 10, 2019

MPS will host a Kindergarten Enrollment Fair on February 2, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. at Milwaukee High School of the Arts. The Fair will help families explore schools, make choices, and enroll students for fall 2019. Wisconsin law requires children to complete five-year-old kindergarten before entering first grade. All MPS schools that… [Read More]

MATC Promise application window is open

January 10, 2019

Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) offers free tuition for new high school graduates who qualify. The MATC Promise program application window is open! Students and families should learn more now so all required items can be submitted by February 1, 2019. MATC Promise will pay the tuition and program course fees for up to 75… [Read More]

Carolyn Stanford Taylor to be appointed next state superintendent

January 3, 2019

Governor-elect and State Superintendent Tony Evers announced Thursday, December 27, 2018, his intention to appoint current Assistant State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor as the next state superintendent following his oath of office on Monday, January 7, 2019. “Carolyn is a dedicated, thoughtful leader, who puts the best interests of kids before all else,” Evers said…. [Read More]

Milwaukee Parkside students plant, grow, cook, and eat garden crops

January 3, 2019

Students at Milwaukee Parkside have put their gardens to bed for the winter after raising their own produce and exploring multicultural recipes. Grades 1 through 8 participated in a full year of planning, planting, nurturing, harvesting, and cooking that led to sampling of delicious ethnic dishes from vegetables grown in the school’s Multicultural Gardens. Beginning… [Read More]

Sharing the positive impact of UW-Milwaukee graduates

January 3, 2019

By Mark A. Mone Chancellor, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Graduating from college is an enormous accomplishment. Graduates experience considerable personal growth and transformation through their time at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The positive results don’t stop with the person, however. UWM graduates impact thousands of lives as they find ways to battle diseases, save organizations millions… [Read More]

Hamilton retires jersey of alumnus and pro player Kevon Looney

December 13, 2018

Kevon Looney was in good company as he entered the gym at Alexander Hamilton High School this week to see his high school basketball jersey retired. Accompanying Looney were not just a few friends and teammates, but the entire Golden State Warriors team, including Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant, coaches, and even some front office… [Read More]

Business partner Walmart takes hiring event to Riverside

December 13, 2018

Local Walmart stores are tapping into a large pool of potential job candidates this year by partnering with Milwaukee Public Schools. In fall, Walmart announced that it would work with MPS high schools to recruit, hire, and train students to provide employment opportunities and help them cultivate their marketable skills. This week, Walmart held job… [Read More]

MPS hosts city drumline competition

December 6, 2018

Drumlines compete for City Championship Competition will be fierce on Saturday, December 8 when the 16th Annual MPS Battle of the Drumlines crowns the City Champion. Spectators will be treated to stick tricks, precision drumming, and showmanship in this dazzling contest. The battle will include Rufus King International School, 2017–18 City Champion. V100’s Promise will… [Read More]

Leadership and Brotherhood Summit for young men of color

December 6, 2018

The Milwaukee Public Schools Department of Black and Latino Male Achievement (BLMA) is actively engaged in a community- wide effort to support the leadership development, enhance the academic success, and affirm the cultural identity and dignity of Black, Latino, and First Nations male youth. As part of BLMA’s second year of programming, a summit was… [Read More]

New winter coats go to 7,000 MPS students

December 6, 2018

In between fighting fires and saving lives, the local heroes of the Milwaukee Fire Department (MFD) somehow found time to raise funds, go shopping, organize, and deliver 7,000 new winter jackets to students in Milwaukee Public Schools. An assembly was held at Nathaniel Hawthorne School to distribute jackets as well as thank and recognize members… [Read More]