The facts: How the Malcolm X development is moving forward

October 3, 2014

The following is a statement by Milwaukee Board of School Directors President Michael Bonds regarding reporting on the Malcolm X project: “Recent news coverage may be causing confusion about what Milwaukee taxpayers are receiving in an agreement between Milwaukee Public Schools and the former developer of the Malcolm X Academy building, which the district will… [Read More]

MPS, Children’s Hospital, DPI, Donald Driver mark Wisconsin Bullying Prevention Awareness Day

October 3, 2014

Green Bay Packers’ all-time leading receiver, “Dancing with the Stars” champion, and children’s book author Donald Driver was joined by educators, children and health care providers to celebrate Wisconsin Bullying Prevention Awareness Day at Jeremiah Curtin Leadership Academy, a K-8 MPS school on Thursday, September 25, 2014. Curtin has demonstrated success in reducing bullying through… [Read More]

HOME GR/OWN opens park to honor local civil rights pioneer Ezekiel Gillespie

October 3, 2014

Dr. Darienne Driver was appointed Superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools effective October 1, 2014. As superintendent, Dr. Driver works with the Milwaukee Board of School Directors and district leadership to improve student achievement; engage in effective and efficient operations that make best use of district resources; and, develop opportunities to increase parental and community involvement…. [Read More]

Think you know the dropout rates for Black males? You’re probably wrong (part 2 of 3)

October 1, 2014

Is there a dropout crisis among African American males? In the context of education, most people who use the word “crisis” are either victims of propaganda or being intentionally hyperbolic to sell a point or an agenda. There are many educational issues that need to be resolved for the black community, but there is an inherent danger in propagating a high school dropout crisis. For instance, according to the Schott Foundation report,… [Read More]

At UWM learning opportunities go beyond the classroom

October 1, 2014

Students at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee can do a lot of learning beyond their coursework. “Here at UWM there are really a lot of different opportunities for students to get involved. There are leadership positions, undergraduate research, extracurriculars, or just what you want to do for fun,” says Tyler Raphael, a senior from Racine, double majoring in biochemistry and biological sciences and minoring in mathematics. “I really enjoyed my experiences here.” Arturo… [Read More]

MEEP Luncheon at Four points Sheraton – Sunday

September 30, 2014

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Think you know the dropout rates for Black males? You’re probablywrong (part 1 of 3)

September 18, 2014

On Bladensburg Road along the border of Prince George’s County, MD, and Washington, D.C., a billboard reads, “57 percent of District of Columbia students drop out.” The billboard is large and imposing, with an orange backdrop and bold diagonal dashes on each side to mimic a road-hazard sign. Many would find the content of the sign to be consistent with the frequently cited report “The Urgency of Now:… [Read More]

Doerfler School students receive backpacks courtesy of Feeding America and Sendik’s food markets

September 18, 2014

Students at Doerfler School received backpacks stuffed with school supplies thanks to the Backpack Buddies partnership with Feeding America and Sendik’s. The backpacks are stuffed with school supplies that students can take home and use to have a successful year. Students even got to give mascot Backpack Buddy himself a high five! Thanks to Feeding America and Sendik’s!

MPS students receive backpacks filled with school supplies from Salvation Army

September 15, 2014

Students at Milwaukee Public Schools’ Starms Discovery Learning Center received brand new backpacks filled with school supplies Friday, September 5, 2014, thanks to the generous support from area donors. The funds were raised by the Salvation Army through a WISN-12 on-air drive and Pack the Bus school supply drive in partnership with Molina Healthcare, WMYX 99.1 The Mix, Walgreen’s and Lakeside Bus Company. Thank you to the… [Read More]

Fifteen MPS schools honored by the state for beating the odds

September 15, 2014

Fifteen schools in the Milwaukee Public Schools family have earned the honor of being named 2014-15 Wisconsin Title I Schools of Recognition, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction announced Thursday, September 4, 2014 The 15 MPS schools are being recognized for “Beating the Odds.” They have poverty rates that are higher than three-quarters of all schools in Wisconsin and have above-average achievement in reading and mathematics when compared to similar schools. “Educating all children… [Read More]