Education Archives

Apply for FAFSA—get money for college!

October 16, 2019

High school seniors should begin the process of applying for financial aid for college now. The first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This application determines eligibility for grants and loans, and is used by colleges across the country to develop each student’s financial aid package. During October,… [Read More]

Fall student leadership summit convenes

October 16, 2019

The most important voices in Milwaukee Public Schools are those of our students, and this month, the fall Student Leadership Summit engaged more than 300 students from 31 schools. The gathering of middle and high school students allowed attendees to take part in training and focus groups designed to enable and empower them to lead… [Read More]

MPS alumni honored at foundation gala

October 10, 2019

MPS alumni are doing great work in the Milwaukee community and were honored on October 2, 2019 by the MPS Foundation. Eight individuals and community partners were recognized for their support of Milwaukee Public Schools and outstanding achievement. Hosted at Discovery World, attendees enjoyed a delicious dinner and were treated to a sampling of students’… [Read More]

Mentor sessions and programs support MPS Black and Latino youth

October 10, 2019

The Black & Latino Male Achievement (BLMA) Department in Milwaukee Public Schools kicked off its monthly mentoring program this week at the Fiserv Forum. Nearly 250 young men from seven MPS high schools were present along with dozens of volunteer mentors from around the community. Mayor Tom Barrett was in attendance to offer his thanks… [Read More]

Cass Street School opens new STEM Center

October 10, 2019

Students cheered as the ribbon was cut on October 3, 2019, to open the new STEM Center at Cass Street School. After several months of planning, painting, organizing, and installing, the space was completed and ready to help students sharpen their science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills. The STEM Center would not have been… [Read More]

Author Jacqueline Woodson inspires MPS students

October 3, 2019

Reading from her newest book Red at the Bone, Jacqueline Woodson captivated students at Washington High School on September 23, 2019. The winner of numerous awards for her writing, including Newbery Honors in 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2015, Woodson talked about her writing career, her inspirations and her challenges, and answered questions from students. Accompanying… [Read More]

Pulaski students featured in new book, ‘Green Card Youth Voices’

October 3, 2019

The stories of students from Pulaski High School are featured prominently in the new book, Green Card Youth Voices: Immigration Stories from Madison and Milwaukee High Schools. A launch party was held in September to celebrate the publication, allow students to read their stories, and autograph books for family and friends. Hosted at Latino Arts,… [Read More]

UWM laid the foundation for young business leaders

September 26, 2019

By Kathy Quirk Devon Norwood and Ranell Washington met and became friends at UWM’s Lubar School of Business. They were both Lubar Business Scholars, and served with the Delta Sigma Pi professional business fraternity as well as the Black and Gold Committee. They also attended classes together and worked out together at the Klotsche Center,… [Read More]

School supply drive supports thousands of students

September 26, 2019

Thousands of students were smiling as backpacks and school supplies were delivered to 46 MPS schools this month. Thanks to the generosity of the Milwaukee community, many children have the supplies they need for a successful school year. On behalf of our students, teachers, families, and staff, thank you, Milwaukee! A record number of schools… [Read More]

HBCUs host Chicago Classic and college fair 2019

September 19, 2019

On Saturday September 14, 2019, the Chicago Classic and Historically Black Colleges and Universities College Fair was held at Solider Field. The teams that played were the Hampton University Pirates and Howard University Bison, with Hampton beating Howard 41- 20. The marching bands performed at half time and everyone enjoyed both bands. The College fair… [Read More]