Darienne Driver Archives

Milwaukee Public Schools budget deficit looms

April 26, 2018

Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) educators, administrators and school board members were unable to agree on a plan to close a projected $38.7 million budget deficit for the 2018-2019 school year during a seven-hour meeting on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. The Milwaukee Public Schools system is the largest in the state with more than 75,000 students,… [Read More]

Ripple® donates $29 mil. to DonorsChoose.org: Funds 110 MPS projects

April 5, 2018

In an unprecedented act of generosity, technology company Ripple donated $29 million to DonorsChoose.org this week, funding every project posted by a teacher across the country. In Milwaukee Public Schools, 110 projects posted by 89 teachers were funded, bringing a total donation of $60,081 to the district. “This is such an exciting day for our… [Read More]

MPS students take part in National School Walkout

March 22, 2018

On March 14, 2018, students around the country and in Milwaukee Public Schools participated in the student-led National School Walkout. It called for students to gather outside school at 10 a.m. for 17 minutes – one minute for each of the individuals killed during the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida last… [Read More]

Zion Hill MBC celebrates Black History Month and heart health

March 8, 2018

During the month of February, Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church celebrated Black History Month with a number of special services. The first event was their African American Heritage Program on Sunday, February 18, 2018, and this year’s theme was, “Saluting our Educators: Past and Present.” This event included special guests Milwaukee Public Schools Superintendent Darienne… [Read More]