Education Archives

Maple Tree students and staff reach for excellence

December 4, 2019

Motivating students can be one of the hardest jobs in education, but the staff at Maple Tree School is finding ways to help students want to learn. Recent efforts have centered on math, behavior, and leadership, including a very special guest. To promote achievement in math, Principal Debra Rash has developed Maple Tree Math Club…. [Read More]

Andrew Douglas Twilight Center grand opening

December 4, 2019

Milwaukee Recreation celebrated the grand opening of the Andrew Douglas Twilight Center on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 5 p.m. The Andrew Douglas Twilight Center is the eighth Twilight Center to open, and is the first center to accommodate middle school students, ages 10-15. MPS officials and staff celebrated the grand opening with family-friendly activities, giveaway… [Read More]

MPS basketball teams ready for challengers in Fresh Coast Classic

November 27, 2019

Families looking for some fun after their Thanksgiving turkey will find it at the 13th annual Fresh Coast Classic city-suburban tournament. Eight basketball games are scheduled and will feature top MPS boys and girls teams. Games begin at 4:45 p.m. on Friday, November 29, and at 10:15 a.m. on Saturday, November 30. Enjoy a single… [Read More]

New STEM center sparks students to engage in science

November 27, 2019

When an ordinary storage room is transformed into a sparkling science lab filled with modern learning technology, students get excited. At MPS Cass Street School, teachers report that students can’t wait for science class and are engaged in learning in new, meaningful ways. Cass now has two rooms dedicated to science, technology, engineering, and math… [Read More]

UWM coach emphasizes how small details build to big results

November 20, 2019

By Pat Baldwin Men’s basketball coach University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee We have big goals as a basketball team, but you don’t reach those big goals without first knocking off the little goals, one at a time, day in and day out. The same holds true for any business, organization or group – give yourselves permission to… [Read More]

Resources guide families through student learning

November 20, 2019

Family engagement is critical to the success of students. When parents understand what their children are learning and how to reinforce lessons at home, students are more likely to thrive and achieve. To support family involvement, Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) has created a number of resources including grade-level Parent Guides to reading, writing, and math;… [Read More]

MPS partners to increase healthy food options for students

November 14, 2019

Serving breakfast and lunch to nearly 76,000 students every school day is a big task, and selecting healthy foods that children enjoy can be a challenge, but this work is about to get a little easier. Through a partnership with the Life Time Foundation, the Milwaukee Public Schools Department of Nutrition Services will evaluate foods… [Read More]

Students explore options at MPS Health Career Expo

November 7, 2019

Is dentistry a health career? This question and many others were asked on October 17, 2019, at the MPS Health Career Expo hosted at North Division High School. Nearly 500 students had the chance to speak to nurses, emergency personnel, laboratory workers, dental professionals, and more to learn about the wide variety of health care… [Read More]

Task force of local leaders convenes to identify needs and propose solutions

November 7, 2019

To support the education and future of every child in Milwaukee, 32 local business, education, nonprofit, and civic leaders have agreed to serve on a task force designed to identify solutions leading to higher achievement for Milwaukee students. Task force members are invested leaders with deep connections to children and youth. The task force will… [Read More]

Edwina Matthews is honored by Positively Milwaukee for 52 years of service

October 31, 2019

Retirement wasn’t going to slow Edwina Matthews down. After 37 years as a teacher in Milwaukee Public Schools, Matthews immediately turned to volunteering at Samuel Clemens School to help children build their reading skills. Fifteen years later, she still volunteers 14 hours each week with fourth graders so every student can succeed in school and… [Read More]