Education Archives

Herzing University celebrates Black History every day

February 18, 2021

By Terri Howard AVP of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Herzing University Herzing University believes that if you want to improve access to quality healthcare for all communities, you need to change the face of who works in healthcare to more closely represent the communities they serve. That statement is deep. There’s a lot of… [Read More]

Local students awarded scholarships at 2021 annual Kingfest event

February 11, 2021

On Monday, January 18, 2021, The “20th Annual Kingfest” celebration honored the 92nd Birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. As part of the Kingfest celebration a writing contest was held. The contest was open to African American young men and women who are currently in the 12th grade (public or private school) and reside… [Read More]

UW-Parkside Dr. James Kinchen receives the Morris D. Hayes Award from the Wisconsin Choral Directors Association

January 28, 2021

UW-Parkside Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities, Dr. James Kinchen, received the prestigious Morris D. Hayes Award from the Wisconsin Choral Directors Association (WCDA)for his exceptional contribution to choral art. The WCDA board celebrated the honor with Dr. Kinchen January 16. “I am honored beyond words to have been chosen for this coveted… [Read More]

Five ways to help keep children learning during the COVID-19 pandemic

January 28, 2021

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has upended family life around the world. School closures, working remotely, physical distancing — it’s a lot for parents to navigate. Robert Jenkins, UNICEF’s Global Chief of Education, offers five tips to help keep children’s education on track while they’re staying home. 1. Plan a routine together Try to establish… [Read More]

UWM commits to ending equity gap in higher education

November 26, 2020

By Genaro C. Armas UWM is joining the Moon Shot for Equity, a national initiative with the goal of eliminating equity gaps in higher education by 2030. The announcement was made in late October. The Moon Shot for Equity is a public-private partnership with education firm EAB, which is dedicated to ensuring students of color… [Read More]

Milwaukee Public Schools adds hours to Stop, Grab & Go

October 29, 2020

Three current school sites will be used for additional times for meal distribution Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) is adding hours for students and families to pick up meals at Stop, Grab & Go locations. Currently, meals are available on school days from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Starting Friday, October 23, 2020, students and community… [Read More]

UWM Chancellor’s special message to the community

October 1, 2020

By Mark Mone Chancellor, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee We prepare. We partner. We produce. This has held true throughout UWM’s history and it certainly won’t change now, because this is exactly what Wisconsin needs. The headwinds of 2020 are testing us all, and like you, UWM is braving them through nimble adjustments and resilience. Challenging times… [Read More]

#StayReadyMPS campaign keeps student-athletes engaged during fall sports postponement

September 24, 2020

This fall, Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) Athletics wanted to find a way to reach student-athletes while navigating a virtual start to the school year and a postponed athletics season. The newly launched #StayReadyMPS Virtual Engagement Campaign is expected to do just that. Starting Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, the MPS Athletics team will engage student-athletes through… [Read More]

MPS Head Start invites children ages 3 and 4

September 17, 2020

If your child is 3 or 4 years old, it’s time for their learning journey to begin. Children who attend preschool, Head Start, or an early learning program are more prepared for kindergarten and are more successful in school. Help your child succeed— register for MPS Head Start now. Head Start is a free program… [Read More]

We’re open! Visit your nearest Twilight Center this fall

September 17, 2020

MPS and Milwaukee Recreation know how integral our Twilight Centers are to providing safe spaces for our young people. This fall, we invite young people to visit our seven Twilight Centers around the city on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings. Twilight Centers offer opportunities for young people to safely spend time with friends through open… [Read More]