Online Learning Archives

Trowbridge School to make the transition to virtual learning

November 4, 2021

Milwaukee Public Schools has taken an active step to ensure the safety of its students and staff. Trowbridge Street School of Great Lakes Studies has moved to virtual learning Tuesday, November 2, and will return to in-person learning on Friday, November 12, 2021. Trowbridge School’s students, families, and staff were first notified about the transition… [Read More]

Three new MPS schools transition to virtual learning due to COVID-19

October 14, 2021

Three Milwaukee Public Schools will move to virtual learning and returning to in-person learning on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021. Those schools include: • LaFollette • Metcalfe • Milwaukee School of Sign Language A news release said students, families, and staff at the three schools were notified about the transition to virtual learning. The decision to… [Read More]

COVID-19 changed education in America — permanently (part 3-conclusion)

October 7, 2021

It’s been a school year like no other. Here’s what we learned. Lesson 4 – College admissions will never be the same Thank the pandemic for piercing the invincibility of standardized college entrance exams, namely the SAT and the ACT, which for decades have been a mandatory part of applying to a selective college, despite… [Read More]

COVID-19 changed education in America — permanently (part 2)

September 30, 2021

It’s been a school year like no other. Here’s what we learned. Lesson 2: Online learning is here to stay For weeks starting in January, from my home in Maryland, I sat in on a virtual course on American Indian education and policy at Salish Kootenai College on the Flathead Reservation in western Montana. The… [Read More]

How COVID-19 has affected my world: A youth perspective

April 22, 2021

By La’Morianna Robertson-Holland March 13, 2021 has marked one year since the world had been flipped upside down. What came with it wasn’t just a global freak-out; it was also a field day for the media. The world had so many opinions from this time. Many thought 2020 was cursed. I feel they had valid… [Read More]

Five ways to help keep children learning during the COVID-19 pandemic

January 28, 2021

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has upended family life around the world. School closures, working remotely, physical distancing — it’s a lot for parents to navigate. Robert Jenkins, UNICEF’s Global Chief of Education, offers five tips to help keep children’s education on track while they’re staying home. 1. Plan a routine together Try to establish… [Read More]

Chromebook support helps students access online learning

May 14, 2020

Distribution of Chromebooks to MPS families is underway, with many students already receiving technology to continue learning at home. The district is offering support to families to help students use their Chromebooks and access the Internet. Families who have not yet received a Chromebook should contact their child’s principal. An appointment will be set for… [Read More]