COVID-19 School Closures Archives

Milwaukee Public Schools postpones return to in-person learning

January 13, 2022

All MPS schools will remain virtual until Tuesday, January 18, 2022 Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) has announced that the return to in-person learning for MPS students will be postponed until Tuesday, January 18, 2022. The decision was made after a vote by the Milwaukee Board of School Directors during their special session Thursday, January 6,… [Read More]

MPS shifts to virtual learning January 4–7, 2022

January 6, 2022

Milwaukee Public Schools is taking proactive steps to promote student and staff safety as the omicron variant of COVID-19 spreads. MPS schools will shift to virtual learning January 4–7, 2022. Important details are provided below. MPS virtual student/ school-based staff will report to their usual work locations on the morning of January 4 and will… [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]