Education Archives

Shorewood School District board candidate hosts ‘meet and greet’

March 26, 2020

On Tuesday, March 10, 2020, Dr. ReShunda Stephens (front left), a candidate for the Shorewood School District Board of Education, hosted a fundraiser and ‘meet and greet’ at Three Lions Pub, 4515 N. Oakland Ave., Shorewood, WI. Dr. Stephens is running on three key points: equity and diversity, community collaboration, and transparency. If elected, Dr…. [Read More]

MPS offers meals and scheduled times to pick up personal items for students during school closure

March 19, 2020

To help prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), all MPS schools will be closed from March 16 to April 13, 2020. Schools are scheduled to reopen on Tuesday, April 14, after the scheduled district spring break. In MPS, as many as 76,000 students receive free breakfast and lunch in school daily. To support families who… [Read More]

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar celebrates Black History Month with MPS students

March 19, 2020

South Division High School welcomed former Milwaukee Bucks player and NBA legend Kareem Abdul- Jabbar on February 28, 2020. Students took part in activities that included a roundtable discussion with Jabbar in celebration of Black History Month. A six-time NBA Champion, NBA All-Star, and one of the greatest players in NBA history, Jabbar has proven… [Read More]

Help develop a road map for better bus service at MPS listening sessions

March 12, 2020

Each day, about 71 percent of MPS’s 76,000 students— about 54,000 riders—take a yellow bus to arrive at school safely and on time. With an ongoing goal to improve the quality of transportation while reducing costs, MPS will host six listening sessions to gather solutions from families and the community. Transportation accounts for $65 million… [Read More]

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. School presents 25th Annual African American Male and Female Teach-In

March 5, 2020

On Friday, February 21, 2020, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. School hosted their annual celebration of “25+ Years of African American Male and Female Teach-In,” at the school, 3256 N. 3rd Street. This year’s program was called,”It Still Takes a Village,” and spoke to the need of the Milwaukee community and this nation to… [Read More]

‘Disney’s The Lion King’ cast members to host wellness workshop for MPS students

March 5, 2020

On Tuesday, February 25, 2020, Sean Aaron Carmon (right photo, right), cast member from “Disney’s The Lion King” visited Milwaukee Public Schools’ Engleburg Public School, 5100 N. 91st Street. The visit was part of “The Lion King’s Get Up and Go Workshop,” which promotes fun ways that kids can lead healthier lifestyles though dance, inspired… [Read More]

UWM coach Pat Baldwin writes about the process of overcoming adversity

February 20, 2020

By Pat Baldwin Men’s basketball coach University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee One of the more popular catchphrases in sports today – you hear it all the time from coaches and athletes – is “trust the process.” As in, “We’ve just got to trust the process and we’ll get through this adversity,” or “I’m trusting the process and… [Read More]

MPS students showcase Black Lives Matter projects

February 20, 2020

February has been a busy month in Milwaukee Public Schools as students have spent time researching, designing, and showcasing projects celebrating Black History Month. During the first week of February, the district recognized the national Black Lives Matter in School Week of Action with public events and classroom activities. Maple Tree School held an exciting,… [Read More]

Apply for PEOPLE program to prepare for UW–Madison

February 13, 2020

The University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Precollege Enrichment Opportunity Program for Learning Excellence, known as PEOPLE, is now accepting applications for fall 2020. MPS eighth grade students should apply to take part in this program through all four years of high school. Attend a session at Rufus King Middle School to learn more. The PEOPLE application is… [Read More]