Results tagged with 'Milwaukee Public Schools'
Published Jan. 27, 2015
The "Scott Walker thing" in question is the plan our governor is putting in his budget to allow people with "real-life experience" to become licensed public school teachers, potentially without even a lick of training, student teaching, or other assurance that those people know a single thing about teaching. It's easy to guess why Walker is proposing such a thing -- I'll get to that in a minute -- but let me explain why I agree with my student teacher that it's a terrible idea.
Published Jan. 11, 2015
Meaningful school reform can't be achieved by nibbling around the edges or blaming students because they come from troubled households. Real reform can come about when it's big idea, like the concept that hard work by students will result in success.
Published Jan. 6, 2015
Milwaukee's children, especially poor minority children, start school behind their white suburban peers, fall further behind over the years, and by the time they graduate, if they do, still end up in remedial college classes at a depressingly high rate. These are the facts, and they're true across all Milwaukee's sectors, they're true generally of urban poor children across the country, and they will be true of any Milwaukee "recovery district."
Published Dec. 1, 2014
When Italian ambassador to the United States Claudio Bisogniero steps out into the frigid Milwaukee sunlight today, he'll have a busy day ahead of him. Bisogniero will visit MPS, MAM and the ICC today as part of a tour of Midwestern states.
Published Nov. 13, 2014
For Meghan Dwyer, an investigative reporter at WITI-TV Fox 6, her reaction was a little different when she picked up an Emmy for a story on bullying called "Scared at School."
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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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