Education Archives

Four MPS schools are approved to pursue IB authorization

July 11, 2019

After countless hours of preparation, four MPS schools will begin the journey toward International Baccalaureate (IB) authorization. Academia de Lenguaje y Bellas Artes (ALBA), Marvin Pratt Elementary School, Gilbert Stuart School, and Morse Middle School will spend the next two to five years implementing the IB program and undergoing evaluations. ALBA, Pratt, and Stuart are… [Read More]

Summer reading offers a cool way to relax and learn

July 11, 2019

Reading is a great way to pass the summer! Books offer adventure, mystery, humor, exotic places, interesting characters, and more. When the weather is hot, find a cool spot and curl up with a good book. Reading during the summer is also shown to help students start strong in fall when they go back to… [Read More]

Midwest Bible College Graduation 2019

July 4, 2019

Midwest Bible College (MBC) celebrated another wonderful school year at its 16th graduation on Friday, June 7, 2019. Forty-five students received their Associates, Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Biblical Studies. Three of these students completed their studies online. Six additional students will receive their degrees at a special ceremony in Uganda, Africa at the… [Read More]

Stories from new UW-Milwaukee graduates inspire us all

June 27, 2019

By Mark A. Mone Chancellor, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee As summer gets underway, we are so proud of all the graduates from around our city. Whether someone is graduating from kindergarten, eighth grade, high school or college, these are important and life-changing accomplishments. Just last month, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee held its 120th Commencement ceremony. More… [Read More]

MPS students soar in aeronautics careers through summer internships

June 20, 2019

At a kickoff event at Mitchell International Airport this week, 35 students from 9 MPS schools were welcomed into summer internships. Participants will work full time for seven weeks in airline operations, administration, ground support, safety, customer service, and more. The Aviation Careers Education (ACE) program is a partnership among Milwaukee Public Schools, Milwaukee County,… [Read More]

Attend Freshman Bridge on August 1 and 2

June 20, 2019

MPS high schools will host Freshman Bridge to help new students get prepared for a great freshman year. Attending Freshman Bridge helps students be ready for the first day of class, settle in quickly, and discover the support available in high school. All 9th-graders should attend Freshman Bridge! This is a chance to: • Find… [Read More]

District valedictorians and salutatorians honored by board

June 6, 2019

The Milwaukee Board of School Directors honored valedictorians and salutatorians from across the district at its May 30 meeting. Among the invited students were the 11 co-valedictorians from Rufus King IB High School. “These students illustrate what hard work and high achievement looks like,” said MPS Superintendent Dr. Keith Posley. “We are proud to honor… [Read More]

Recent UWM graduate seized education to forge a better life

May 30, 2019

By: Sarah Vickery Josephine Hayes-Birchler just graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in May with a bachelor’s degree. In the fall, she’ll attend dental school. And in April, she officially became an American citizen. It’s all a little unbelievable. “Five years ago, if you had asked me if I would be where I am right… [Read More]

MPS juniors are eligible for free college courses

May 30, 2019

Calling MPS juniors: Start your college journey now! Applications are open to enroll in college classes during your senior year. Apply by May 29! Current juniors can now apply to take free college courses next school year through the M3 Early College program. Students can take math, English, and educational psychology classes at Milwaukee Area… [Read More]

MPS goes green, selects winners of recycling video contest

May 30, 2019

In fall 2018, a number of MPS schools piloted programs to go green. MPS Facilities and Maintenance Services spearheaded the initiative to teach students lifelong habits that will result in a cleaner world. Focus areas included recycling and composting. Schools established green teams to plan their in-school efforts, motivate students, and keep the program fresh… [Read More]