Results tagged with 'Schools'
Published July 21, 2014
Last week, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker finally got off the fence and called for the state's lawmakers to "repeal Common Core and replace it with standards set by people in Wisconsin." Clearly an attempt to motivate his base, Walker's statement -- like most anti-Common Core sentiments -- missed the mark on what the real problems are and opened up an ugly can of worms.
Published June 20, 2014
Thursday night, the Milwaukee Board of School Directors selected 14 MPS schools to be transformed through its new Commitment Schools effort.
Published June 17, 2014
Teacher tenure is not the cause of poor student achievement, and trying to "reform" it will do nothing to improve educational outcomes for the students who most need our help. Indeed, they will suffer as any last protections or incentives for good teachers to stay are "reformed" right out of existence.
Published June 5, 2014
Tonight the Milwaukee Board of School Directors named MPS chief innovation officer Dr. Darienne Driver as acting superintendent, beginning July 1.
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...
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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...
Opportunities Lost in Milwaukee
Statement of Alderman Bob Donovan
December 16, 2009
During its special session today in Madison, the Wisconsin Legislature chose to delay action on historic legislation that would give Milwaukee’s mayor the power to appoint the superintendent ...
As I start my first beginning of the school year, I wonder why the uproar about the mayor taking over? I am fully aware of the impending accountability of teaching 4th grade and the high pressure testing that my students will encounter. Yet, I am short on textbooks, I have outdated and incomplete...
This column appears in the March 11 edition of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.Sports fans do it from their seats. Millions do it to help choose the next "American Idol." President Barack Obama even used it to give supporters the scoop on his choice for a running mate. ...
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