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COVID-19 changed education in America — permanently (part 3-conclusion)

October 7, 2021

It’s been a school year like no other. Here’s what we learned. Lesson 4 – College admissions will never be the same Thank the pandemic for piercing the invincibility of standardized college entrance exams, namely the SAT and the ACT, which for decades have been a mandatory part of applying to a selective college, despite… [Read More]

COVID-19 changed education in America — permanently (part 2)

September 30, 2021

It’s been a school year like no other. Here’s what we learned. Lesson 2: Online learning is here to stay For weeks starting in January, from my home in Maryland, I sat in on a virtual course on American Indian education and policy at Salish Kootenai College on the Flathead Reservation in western Montana. The… [Read More]

COVID-19 changed education in America — permanently (part 1)

September 23, 2021

It’s been a school year like no other. Here’s what we learned. There was a moment last spring when every parent and employer in America suddenly realized how deeply their lives and livelihoods depended on an institution too often in the background and taken for granted: the nation’s schools. With almost no notice, adults and… [Read More]

Morse Middle School is first MPS building closed due to COVID-19 this fall

September 16, 2021

Morse Middle School was closed on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, for 10 days, while teachers and students will continue to meet virtually, due to a high level of COVID-19 cases at the school. Families were notified the afternoon of September 8 about the closure after at least three percent of the school population had tested… [Read More]

First Lady Jill Biden holds education event at Milwaukee school

September 16, 2021

First Lady Jill Biden visited Milwaukee on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, for a visit to Marvin E. Pratt Elementary School. She touched down at Mitchell International Airport shortly before 10:30 a.m. Dr. Biden was greeted by Mayor Tom Barrett and his wife, who is a retired teacher. Dr. Biden visited Marvin E. Pratt Elementary School… [Read More]

Welcome Back to the 2021-22 School Year!

September 9, 2021

August 20, 2021 Dear MPS Families and Staff, I hope you have all had a fun summer with your families and friends. We had a wonderful time cheering on students at MacDowell Montessori School for the first day of the early start school year on Monday, August 16. Remember, schools on the traditional calendar start… [Read More]

Growing number of COVID-19 cases in children as Milwaukee heads back to school

September 9, 2021

As students head back to class in Milwaukee, there is growing concern among health experts as COVID-19 case numbers rise in children. More than 30,000 kids on the early start calendar at Milwaukee Public Schools are already in their second week back in class. In two days, that number will more than double as the… [Read More]

Welcome Back to the 2021-22 School Year!

September 2, 2021

August 20, 2021 Dear MPS Families and Staff, I hope you have all had a fun summer with your families and friends. We had a wonderful time cheering on students at MacDowell Montessori School for the first day of the early start school year on Monday, August 16. Remember, schools on the traditional calendar start… [Read More]

MPS gives some students a chance to work with Wisconsin sports teams through new school program

August 26, 2021

Students at Golda Meir School in Milwaukee are getting the chance to work with professional sports teams in Wisconsin. MKE Fellows is teaming up with Marquette University and Milwaukee Public Schools to bring the Sports Analytics Club Program to the school. SACP is modeled to engage high school students of color and steer them towards… [Read More]

From the other side of the world, girl in Kenya learns computer coding at UWM

August 26, 2021

The pandemic and a year of virtual schooling had an unexpected benefit for a little girl in Kenya who connected with Girls Who Code at UWM. “I use the computer for school, and I wanted to understand more about how they work,” said Elsie Maingi, who is 10 years old and lives in Nairobi. However,… [Read More]