MPS achievement scores trend up, outpacing U.S. growth rate in math and reading on rigorous national exam

January 15, 2014

Milwaukee Public Schools students scored better this year than two years ago in both grades and both subjects tested on a rigorous national exam, yielding average score growth that outpaced the nation’s public school students and most other participating large urban school districts. Scores from the 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress Trial Urban District… [Read More]

UWM students use their degrees with commitment and caring

January 15, 2014

Many UWM graduates return to their communities not only with career skills, but with a passion for helping others. Two students who graduated in December are excellent examples of this type of commitment and caring. Marande Buck, who earned her master’s degree in social work and a certificate from the Child Welfare Training Program, will… [Read More]

Retired MPS educator inducted into alma mater’s Sports Hall of Fame

November 13, 2013

Retired Milwaukee Public School (MPS) educator Gertrude Payton was inducted into the Alcorn State University (formerly Alcorn A&M College) Sports Hall of Fame during ceremonies held in Vicksburg, MS. She was the only female among the 10 inductees in the 2013 Hall of Fame Class. Mrs. Payton played guard on Alcorn’s 1947 Varsity Conference Championship… [Read More]

Teachers from MPS’ ALBA School honored as ‘People’ magazine Teachers of the Year

November 13, 2013

Recognition event held Friday at the south side Milwaukee MPS charter school Brenda Martinez, Radarmes Galarza and Elissa Guarnero – teachers and founders of Milwaukee Public Schools’ ALBA School – were honored Friday, November 1, 2013 by People as among the magazine’s “Teachers of the Year.” The winners receive $4,000 for their school – and… [Read More]

Quarles & Brady establishes American Bar Association Scholarship Fund in honor of former Chairman John W. Daniels, Jr.

November 12, 2013

Pictured (from left) are Quarles & Brady Managing Partner Fred Lautz; Quarles & Brady Chair Kimberly Leach Johnson; ABA Fund for Justice and Education Director Krista Kauper; and John W. Daniels, Jr., chairman emeritus of Quarles & Brady, who gathered after the firm announced a new Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund in honor of Daniels and… [Read More]

MPS’ Milwaukee High School of the Arts presents ‘Blues In The Night’

November 12, 2013

Shows at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 8 and Saturday, Nov. 9; 2 p.m. show Sunday, Nov. 10   Milwaukee Public Schools’ Milwaukee High School of the Arts is presenting the sensational hit Broadway musical revue “Blues In The Night.” The Tony Award-nominated musical tells the story of a group of men and women whose lives… [Read More]

MPS, developers detail Phase One of Malcolm X redevelopment

November 12, 2013

Plan would include IB middle school and affordable housing   The Milwaukee Public Schools and 2760 Holdings, LLC will develop a robust public/private partnership that will bring new opportunities for educational excellence and residential housing options to the Harambee neighborhood of Milwaukee. Under this partnership, the former Malcolm X building will be built out in… [Read More]

Board votes to authorize sale of former Malcolm X site

October 21, 2013

The Milwaukee Board of School Directors voted Monday, October 14, 2013 to take the first step in the sale of the Malcolm X complex. It authorized the administration to request the City of Milwaukee sell the building to 2760 Holdings, LLC. MPS buildings are owned by the City of Milwaukee, so the sale must be… [Read More]

MPS enrollment grows for the first time in a decade

October 21, 2013

Families recognizing district’s significant improvements and successes Enrollment in Milwaukee Public Schools grew between 2012-13 and 2013-14, reversing a decline that lasted nearly a decade. Students at MPS’ Ronald Reagan College Preparatory High School, added students in 2013-14 thanks to the district’s strategic use of facilities. MPS’ fall enrollment count submitted to the state this… [Read More]

Anonymous benefactor donates rackets to Bay View girls’ tennis team

October 10, 2013

In the Milwaukee Public Schools, Rufus King has had the championship girls’ tennis team for many years, winning the city championship every year since before many of the current players were even born. They were the subject of a feature in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel last month, earning welldeserved praise. Because Bay View English teacher… [Read More]