Board authorizes boost to starting teacher salary, extension of residency compliance period for hard-to-fill positions

January 3, 2013

On Friday, December 21, 2012 the Milwaukee Board of School Directors authorized a boost to the starting teacher salary for new Milwaukee Public Schools teachers in a move to make the district more competitive as MPS seeks 700 new teachers for the upcoming school year. New teachers and administrators will also have 24 months instead… [Read More]

Thank You…

January 3, 2013

To all who made the “1st Annual Harry Kemp Photography Exhibition” a success: • Wisconsin Black Historical Society/Museum • Fatherhood Initiative • Mykonos • Lean’s Food Markets • Voice of the Fatherless Child • McDonald’s • Born 2 Dream/Diva’s In Training • The Milwaukee Community Journal • The Milwaukee Courier • The Milwaukee Times •… [Read More]

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee students often get hands-on experience in their field while earning a degree

December 20, 2012

UW-Milwaukee Community Column Two of this December’s top graduates – Nick Robinson and Otoniel Encarnacion – used that combination of work and study to find success. Robinson is graduating with a master’s degree in architecture and Encarnacion with a BBA in Finance. Throughout Encarnacion’s college career, he worked full time or near full time while… [Read More]

MPS opens 2nd TEAM UP College Access Center

September 20, 2012

South side location opens; all seniors served at existing north site accepted to college On the heels of the success of its first TEAM UP College Access Center on the city’s north side, Milwaukee Public Schools celebrated on Thursday, September 12, 2012 the opening of its second College Access Center, this one along highly-visible South… [Read More]

Xerox announces 2012 technology scholarship for minority students

September 20, 2012

Xerox is committed to the academic success of all minority students, and thus is announcing the 2012 Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship Program. The program awards between $1,000 and $10,000 to qualified minorities enrolled in a technical degree program at the bachelor level or above. The exact scholarship amount award depends on the student’s tuition balance,… [Read More]

MATC and Wisconsin DWD introduce industrial manufacturing technician apprenticeship

September 20, 2012

New on-the-job training opportunity helps address skills gap Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) and the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) introduced a new entry-level Industrial Manufacturing Technician (IMT) Apprenticeship to help address the skills gap in Wisconsin’s vital manufacturing sector today. “Manufacturing is leading Wisconsin’s economic recovery, adding more than 12,000 jobs in the… [Read More]