Education

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]

Case IH donates two tractors, utility vehicle, front loader to new Vincent urban agriculture program

April 10, 2013

MPS Superintendent Dr. Gregory Thornton tries out the new equipment. By Tony Tagliavia Urban Agriculture students at Milwaukee Public Schools’ Harold S. Vincent High School will soon be able to turn acres of their campus into an open-air classroom thanks to a generous donation from Racine-based Case IH announced Thursday, March 28, 2013. Case IH,… [Read More]

Youth to demonstrate knowledge at the 2013 Black Knowledge Bowl

March 27, 2013

Teams of high school aged young people will be offered the chance to show off their knowledge of Black History at the 5th Annual Black Knowledge Bowl. The annual event will be held Friday, March 15 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Manpower Group headquarters at 100 Manpower Place in Downtown Milwaukee. Twenty-two… [Read More]

MATC to host sustainability summit March 6-8

March 26, 2013

Milwaukee Area Technical College will host the 10th annual “Sustainability Summit and Exposition” March 6-8 at the Delta Center, 400 W. Wisconsin Ave. The theme of this year’s summit is “Sustainability – an Economic & Ecological Imperative.” Previously called the Green Energy Summit, the name of the summit has been changed to reflect the broadened… [Read More]

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]