Results tagged with 'Milwaukee Public Schools'
Published Oct. 1, 2014
In what appears to be a pretty unprecedented move Tuesday night, the Milwaukee Board of School Directors called off the search for a permanent replacement for former superintendent Dr. Gregory Thornton and named interim supe Dr. Darienne Driver to the post, beginning today. Hey, Dr. Driver, no pressure.
Published May 25, 2014
We were curious to hear what parents and teachers in the district thought were the areas that were overlooked or under-addressed in the district over the past four years; not a bashing session, but an honest discussion of areas that need a boost in our schools. So, we asked...
Published May 15, 2014
The day just got cooler today at two MPS schools. This morning, renowned author and artist Faith Ringgold read her 1992 Caldecott-winning children's book "Tar Beach" to students at Hampton Elementary School. Then tonight at 6, Ringgold will give a public lecture at North Division High School. OnMilwaukee got a chance to quick sit down with Ringgold and chat about her lecture this evening, "Tar Beach" and the importance of sharing stories.
Published May 14, 2014
Even if they're on the sidelines, Bernell Hooker wants girls to be in the game. That simple concept is the driving force behind Images of Us Sports, the small, non-profit organization Hooker founded to encourage girls to use athletics to improve themselves physically and mentally for a lifetime.
Published April 24, 2014
A study by the very respected Annie M. Casey Foundation that says Wisconsin ranks as the worst state in the nation when it comes to racial disparities for children.
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July 22, 2013by Michael J. Petrilli and Michelle GiningerThe Thomas B. Fordham InstituteWisconsin governor Scott Walker has been called a lot of things over the past two years; many of these epithets are unprintable in this family-friendly publication. But according to a new Fordham report, he de...
MacIver News Service | July 18, 2013[Madison, Wisc...] Milwaukee Public Schools are expected to save more than half a billion dollars by fiscal year (FY) 2020 according to an in-depth report by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute. The study, which was released Thursday, explains that Act 10 gave MPS ...
The Milwaukee Teachers Education Association (MTEA) has voted 52% to 48% n against offering to make contributions to teacher pensions that could have saved the jobs of about 200 teachers. The lay-offs are the result of a reduction of $80 million in ...
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