Education

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]

McDonald’s and Jammin’ 98.3 FM hold contest for Teacher Appreciation Week

April 12, 2013

Winner gets trip to 2013 Essence Music Festival in New Orleans Educators throughout southeastern Wisconsin have returned to the classroom after a well-deserved spring break. While it’s easy for many parents and students to say they appreciate their educators, McDonald’s Restaurants of Southeastern Wisconsin is partnering with Jammin’ 98.3 FM radio for an opportunity to… [Read More]

‘Five Star Food & Wine Evening’ scheduled for Thursday, April 18

April 12, 2013

Cuisine prepared by Milwaukee Area Technical College culinary arts, and baking and pastry arts students highlights the annual “Five Star Food & Wine Evening,” set for Thursday, April 18, from 5-8 p.m. on the sixth floor of the Main Building at MATC’s Downtown Milwaukee Campus, 1015 N. 6th St. The event features seafood; hors d’oeuvres;… [Read More]

Nearly 500 MPS students to explore careers in IT, engineering

April 10, 2013

By Tony Tagliavia Nearly 500 Milwaukee Public Schools middle- and high-school students spent Wednesday, March 27, 2013 getting hands-on insight into higher education and careers in information technology and engineering thanks in part to more than 20 business and community partners. The partners were presenters at this spring’s “iFair,” hosted by Harley-Davidson Motor Company and… [Read More]