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UWM commits to ending equity gap in higher education

November 26, 2020

By Genaro C. Armas UWM is joining the Moon Shot for Equity, a national initiative with the goal of eliminating equity gaps in higher education by 2030. The announcement was made in late October. The Moon Shot for Equity is a public-private partnership with education firm EAB, which is dedicated to ensuring students of color… [Read More]

Milwaukee Public Schools adds hours to Stop, Grab & Go

October 29, 2020

Three current school sites will be used for additional times for meal distribution Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) is adding hours for students and families to pick up meals at Stop, Grab & Go locations. Currently, meals are available on school days from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Starting Friday, October 23, 2020, students and community… [Read More]

UWM Chancellor’s special message to the community

October 1, 2020

By Mark Mone Chancellor, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee We prepare. We partner. We produce. This has held true throughout UWM’s history and it certainly won’t change now, because this is exactly what Wisconsin needs. The headwinds of 2020 are testing us all, and like you, UWM is braving them through nimble adjustments and resilience. Challenging times… [Read More]

#StayReadyMPS campaign keeps student-athletes engaged during fall sports postponement

September 24, 2020

This fall, Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) Athletics wanted to find a way to reach student-athletes while navigating a virtual start to the school year and a postponed athletics season. The newly launched #StayReadyMPS Virtual Engagement Campaign is expected to do just that. Starting Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, the MPS Athletics team will engage student-athletes through… [Read More]

MPS Head Start invites children ages 3 and 4

September 17, 2020

If your child is 3 or 4 years old, it’s time for their learning journey to begin. Children who attend preschool, Head Start, or an early learning program are more prepared for kindergarten and are more successful in school. Help your child succeed— register for MPS Head Start now. Head Start is a free program… [Read More]

We’re open! Visit your nearest Twilight Center this fall

September 17, 2020

MPS and Milwaukee Recreation know how integral our Twilight Centers are to providing safe spaces for our young people. This fall, we invite young people to visit our seven Twilight Centers around the city on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings. Twilight Centers offer opportunities for young people to safely spend time with friends through open… [Read More]

MPS offers support systems during virtual learning

September 10, 2020

The new virtual school year has begun, and MPS has supports for students and families who are embarking on online learning. Find the help you need for a successful school year! Answers to many questions can be found on the MPS website or the MPS School Reopening website. For questions about your child’s progress, grades,… [Read More]

Hone your skills at Milwaukee Recreation’s Youth Sports clinics

September 3, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all school-based Fall Youth Sports leagues have been canceled. The decision was made to protect the safety of student-athletes, staff, and spectators. As an alternative, the Milwaukee Recreation Youth Sports Office has created a series of instructional opportunities for students in soccer, volleyball, flag football, tennis, girls’ basketball, and cross-country… [Read More]

New MPS school year begins with virtual learning

September 3, 2020

Students started school Tuesday, September 1, 2020, for MPS schools on the traditional calendar. All students will begin virtual learning to start the semester safely from home. Families and students should check for communications from their schools to be sure they are ready for the first day of class. Each child’s teacher or school is… [Read More]

Make Your Voice Heard – Safely

July 23, 2020

By Congresswoman Gwen Moore We’re weeks away from Wisconsin’s August 11th Primary, and so many of you have asked me how to make your voice heard in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic as infection rates spike in Wisconsin and states across the country. Unfortunately, and unsurprisingly, Donald J. Trump and Republicans across Wisconsin and… [Read More]