Education

38th Street School Construction Taking Place on School Yard All White Crew

August 2, 2013

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MATC to hold ‘Media and Creative Arts Industry Forum’ and Portfolio Night at downtown campus May 16

May 13, 2013

Milwaukee Area Technical College will hold a “Media and Creative Arts Industry Forum,” followed by a “Portfolio Night” event, which showcases student work, on Thursday, May 16, 2013, at the Downtown Milwaukee Campus. The forum, sponsored by Creative Alliance Milwaukee (CAM) and MATC, is an opportunity for networking and discussion by industry professionals. Held on… [Read More]

Governor, state supt. nominate Rufus King for national ACT award

May 11, 2013

MPS’ Rufus King International School, state’s high school nominee, honored in Madison Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Wisconsin Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers have nominated Milwaukee Public Schools’ Rufus King International School for ACT’s national College and Career Transition Award. The state selected Rufus King, ranked among the best high schools in Wisconsin in… [Read More]

UWM celebrates 50 years of the Peck School of Arts

May 3, 2013

Community Column As the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Peck School of the Arts and the Year of the Arts, two Peck School alumni have been selected as the UWM Foundation Alumni Fellows for 2013. This year’s fellows are Henry Godinez of Chicago’s Goodman Theatre and Kevin Stalheim, founder of Milwaukee’s… [Read More]

The Milwaukee Times’ Writers Gallery

May 3, 2013

Milwaukee Times is teaming up with Lindsay Heights “Youth SPEAK Out”, a Boys & Girls Clubs program, to showcase some of the talented young writers from Shalom High School and The Boys & Girls Club to learn their views on some of today’s hot topics. What does Mother’s Day mean to you? Mother’s Day means… [Read More]

Clement eighth-grader wins state forensics tournament with original poetry

April 21, 2013

April is National Poetry Month, so throughout the month, Milwaukee Public Schools is highlighting the district’s talented poets. Clement Avenue School eighth-grader Taijahna Lee-Seamster took first place overall in the poetry category at the Middle School State Forensics Tournament, held March 23 in Neenah, WI. Tijahna read her original poetry, powerful accounts of the experiences… [Read More]

NABJ awards Marquette University senior Marissa A. Evans, student journalist of the year

April 21, 2013

The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is proud to announce that Marissa A. Evans, a senior at Marquette University, is the 2013 Student Journalist of the Year. Evans is one of several honorees who will be recognized this summer at NABJ’s 38th Annual Convention and Career Fair in Orlando. Evans is studying journalism with… [Read More]

2012 graduation rate increases from prior year

April 18, 2013

Wisconsin’s four-year graduation rate is up one-half a percentage point for 2012 from the prior year’s rate, continuing a trend of steady improvement in high school completion. The state’s graduation rate is among the highest in the nation; tied for second in the most recent (2010-11)school year data reported by the U.S. Department of Education…. [Read More]

On the road to success

April 12, 2013

A group of youth is taking a road trip that may eventually place them on the path to success. Eight youth from the Social Development Commission’s (SDC) Youth and Family Development program are taking a six-day trip to institutions of higher learning. The Annual Youth College Tour will stop at colleges and universities in Illinois,… [Read More]

The Milwaukee Times Writers Gallery

April 12, 2013

Milwaukee Times is teaming up with Lindsay Heights “Youth SPEAK Out”, a Boys & Girls Clubs program, to showcase some of the talented young writers from Shalom High School and The Boys & Girls Club to learn their views on some of today’s hot topics. What are your plans after high school? My plans after… [Read More]