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MPS Hosts Third Uniform & Enrollment Fair
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MPS Hosts Third Uniform & Enrollment Fair

Another chance to get children prepared for the coming school year

MPS Expands Program Connecting Youth to Jobs
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MPS Expands Program Connecting Youth to Jobs

$225,000 grant will grow the program to serve 250 students, up from 50 the previous year

MPS Launches New Black & Latino Male Achievement Department, Hires Staff
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MPS Launches New Black & Latino Male Achievement Department, Hires Staff

District sees new department as a critical opportunity for all of Milwaukee

MPS Informs Families of Rights, Responsibilities and Discipline
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MPS Informs Families of Rights, Responsibilities and Discipline

Annual publication details important information for the upcoming school year

MPS Uniform & Enrollment Fair offers one-stop shopping for uniforms, school enrollment
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MPS Uniform & Enrollment Fair offers one-stop shopping for uniforms, school enrollment

Families can get children prepared for the coming school year

MPS Superintendent Chosen to Lead National Coalition of Urban School Systems
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MPS Superintendent Chosen to Lead National Coalition of Urban School Systems

Dr. Darienne Driver elected as chair of the Council of Great City Schools Board of Directors, a policymaking body of the nation's primary coalition of large urban public school systems

Record Number of MPS Schools Awarded for Behavior and Academic Excellence
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Record Number of MPS Schools Awarded for Behavior and Academic Excellence

Record Number of MPS Schools Awarded for Behavior and Academic Excellence

Scholarships for Class of 2017 Exceed $62 Million
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Scholarships for Class of 2017 Exceed $62 Million

Number of scholarship dollars offered to MPS students is largest ever, breaking last year's record by more than $10 million

Riverside University High School Announces New Boy’s Basketball Coach
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Riverside University High School Announces New Boy’s Basketball Coach

New hire fills one of the most sought-after coaching positions in the state

Board Approves 2017-18 MPS Budget That Increases Support to Schools, Students
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Board Approves 2017-18 MPS Budget That Increases Support to Schools, Students

No growth in revenue, rising healthcare costs require difficult decisions

Seven MPS high schools named top in the state
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Seven MPS high schools named top in the state

The Washington Post rates most challenging schools; ranks Rufus King International School best in state

Historic MPS school celebrates 105th anniversary
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Historic MPS school celebrates 105th anniversary

Auer Avenue Community School preparing for anniversary event and alumni reunion

MPS proposed budget continues its alignment of resources for increased support to schools, students
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MPS proposed budget continues its alignment of resources for increased support to schools, students

No growth in revenue, rising healthcare costs require difficult decisions

MPS High School Earns Top Spot in the State
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MPS High School Earns Top Spot in the State

Three high schools nationally recognized by U.S. News and World Report

State honors 16 MPS schools
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State honors 16 MPS schools

Schools are Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Schools of Recognition

Board designates MPS a safe haven for undocumented students
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Board designates MPS a safe haven for undocumented students

Additional actions include Early Retirement Window and school changes

Herb Kohl Foundation Announces 2017 Academic Awards and Scholarships
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Herb Kohl Foundation Announces 2017 Academic Awards and Scholarships

MPS principal, students, teachers are honored

MPS selecting new textbooks
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MPS selecting new textbooks

Staff, families, community have opportunity to review

Board approves district-wide uniform policy
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Board approves district-wide uniform policy

Program changes to schools in 2017-18 designed to improve student outcomes

Bradley Tech High School hosts open house with focus on robotics
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Bradley Tech High School hosts open house with focus on robotics

Community invited for tours, robot demonstrations and to meet MPS' award-winning robotics team.

Milwaukee Public Schools hosts business symposium
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Milwaukee Public Schools hosts business symposium

Contractors and vendors invited to connect and forge relationships

Milwaukee Public Schools, City of Milwaukee, Milwaukee Police Department, and Milwaukee Bucks to announce the return of Midnight Basketball League
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Milwaukee Public Schools, City of Milwaukee, Milwaukee Police Department, and Milwaukee Bucks to announce the return of Midnight Basketball League

Milwaukee Public Schools will host three 10-week Midnight Leagues at Bradley Tech.

Milwaukee Public Schools hosts Enrollment Fair to help families select schools and enroll for Fall 2017
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Milwaukee Public Schools hosts Enrollment Fair to help families select schools and enroll for Fall 2017

Representatives from all district schools will be present to showcase programs and answer questions; families can enroll on site

School board’s actions reduced benefits liability projections by $3.63 billion over last eight years
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School board’s actions reduced benefits liability projections by $3.63 billion over last eight years

Changes in funding allow Milwaukee Public Schools to direct more funds to students

Milwaukee Public Schools move some schools to early start calendar in 2017
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Milwaukee Public Schools move some schools to early start calendar in 2017

Secondary, IB and year round schools move to August start date

MPS Board Committee accepts early start calendar for high schools, middle schools and year-round schools
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MPS Board Committee accepts early start calendar for high schools, middle schools and year-round schools

Committee asks administration to pursue further research and dialog regarding elementary school calendars

Milwaukee Public Schools releases results of water quality testing
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Milwaukee Public Schools releases results of water quality testing

The sampling began in June 2016 and two independent, state-certified firms conducted the analysis.

Over 3,200 Milwaukee Public Schools’ students participate in one-day volunteer project
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Over 3,200 Milwaukee Public Schools’ students participate in one-day volunteer project

Milwaukee Public School students at 28 schools will all participate in a large scale volunteer project with United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County

Milwaukee Public Schools’ students get free books; chance to meet children’s author Sundee Frazier
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Milwaukee Public Schools’ students get free books; chance to meet children’s author Sundee Frazier

My Very Own Library, Scholastic Book Fairs and United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County team-up to support literacy effort at 14 MPS schools

Nearly one third of MPS schools move up a category on the latest State Report Card
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Nearly one third of MPS schools move up a category on the latest State Report Card

Fifty-five MPS schools Meet, Exceed or Significantly Exceed Expectations on the latest State Report Card

Advanced Placement Telepresence program expands students’ opportunity
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Advanced Placement Telepresence program expands students’ opportunity

Milwaukee Public Schools program provides classes via remote access

Milwaukee Public Schools expands successful initiatives
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Milwaukee Public Schools expands successful initiatives

Special ceremonies, launch mark growth of popular schools and programs

Milwaukee Board of School Directors approve $1.3 million investment in MPS C.A.R.E.S.
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Milwaukee Board of School Directors approve $1.3 million investment in MPS C.A.R.E.S.

Initiative provides safe space for Milwaukee young people and families

Milwaukee Public Schools launches new initiative to give young people a safe place
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Milwaukee Public Schools launches new initiative to give young people a safe place

MPS C.A.R.E.S. offers expanded evening programming, wellness activities for youth and families

MPS high school early admissions open now through Nov. 19
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MPS high school early admissions open now through Nov. 19

Students have the opportunity to enroll in the high school of their choice

Statewide data shows improvement; more work needed to prepare all students for success
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Statewide data shows improvement; more work needed to prepare all students for success

District continues work to promote student achievement

MPS Hosts First City Conference Football Championship
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MPS Hosts First City Conference Football Championship

Riverside and Rufus King will compete on Thursday, October 13 at 6:00 p.m.

Milwaukee Public Schools No Longer Required to Participate in OSPP
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Milwaukee Public Schools No Longer Required to Participate in OSPP

District performance signals progress

MPS superintendent elected chair-elect of Council of Great City Schools Board of Directors
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MPS superintendent elected chair-elect of Council of Great City Schools Board of Directors

Dr. Darienne Driver assumes leadership position with national coalition of nation's largest urban public schools

MPS, Bartolotta Restaurants gala event expands culinary arts education
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MPS, Bartolotta Restaurants gala event expands culinary arts education

Career-readiness program coming to four MPS high schools; gala September 28 at Discovery World

Milwaukee Public Schools announces community sessions about new dual-language Montessori school
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Milwaukee Public Schools announces community sessions about new dual-language Montessori school

District moves forward with enrolling students for 2017-18 school year

Milwaukee Public Schools partners with four nationally recognized artists through White House arts initiative
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Milwaukee Public Schools partners with four nationally recognized artists through White House arts initiative

Turnaround Arts artists to work with students in four district schools

MPS Board Update: Dr. Driver’s contract extended
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MPS Board Update: Dr. Driver’s contract extended

Board, Superintendent continue work to provide students opportunities for success

Special message from Superintendent Driver
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Special message from Superintendent Driver

"As I have reflected on the week and on the actions and reactions of our community, it is clear that people are hurting."

Board highlights expansion of language immersion, community support
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Board highlights expansion of language immersion, community support

Milwaukee Public School administrators also reported on Thursday night that the district accepted more than $218,000 in donations in July.

MPS Student Wins Gold Medal at National NAACP Competition
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MPS Student Wins Gold Medal at National NAACP Competition

Milwaukee High School of the Arts students honored for music, arts

HAPA charter school expanding, Community Schools expanding, career skills program coming
Statement regarding the resignation of Dr. Demond Means from the Opportunity Schools and Partnership Plan (OSPP)
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Statement regarding the resignation of Dr. Demond Means from the Opportunity Schools and Partnership Plan (OSPP)

We recognize Dr. Means' service to education and children in our area and agree that actions must be child-centered.

Update regarding Opportunity Schools and Partnership Plan (OSPP)
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Update regarding Opportunity Schools and Partnership Plan (OSPP)

No decision was reached today.

Two more schools join MPS and United Way’s Milwaukee Community Schools Partnership
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Two more schools join MPS and United Way’s Milwaukee Community Schools Partnership

Browning, Lincoln Avenue added to partnership including Auer Avenue, Bradley Tech, Hopkins Lloyd, James Madison

MPS Board President Mark Sain, Superintendent Dr. Darienne Driver issue statement regarding Opportunity Schools and Partnership Plan (OSPP)
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MPS Board President Mark Sain, Superintendent Dr. Darienne Driver issue statement regarding Opportunity Schools and Partnership Plan (OSPP)

We recently requested a meeting with County Executive Abele and Commissioner Means to discuss an alternative to the OSPP proposal.

$47.8 million: MPS grads set a new scholarship record
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$47.8 million: MPS grads set a new scholarship record

Class of 2016 shatters Class of 2015's $39.3 million record; total up more than 20%

MPS’ Pulaski High School earns International Baccalaureate candidate status
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MPS’ Pulaski High School earns International Baccalaureate candidate status

Preparing to become MPS' eighth IB school

Groundbreaking set for addition at MPS’ top-performing Maryland Avenue Montessori School
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Groundbreaking set for addition at MPS’ top-performing Maryland Avenue Montessori School

School rated 'Exceeds Expectations' on latest state report card

After state win, MPS students to compete at national technical education championship
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After state win, MPS students to compete at national technical education championship

Trevion Brownlee, Adrian Ellis and Maurice Pulley of MPS' Barack Obama School of Career and Technical Education all took first place at the statewide contest in April

Board approves 2016-17 MPS budget that directs more district resources to classrooms
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Board approves 2016-17 MPS budget that directs more district resources to classrooms

Commitment to funding school, student success despite overall revenue decrease

First Lady Michelle Obama welcomes MPS to national Turnaround Arts program
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First Lady Michelle Obama welcomes MPS to national Turnaround Arts program

President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities program, Turnaround Arts, infuses high-need schools with the arts as strategy to help close the achievement gap and provide equitable access to arts and music education

Mobile app created by North Division students is one of six national winners
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Mobile app created by North Division students is one of six national winners

App is aimed at supporting children battling disease with words of encouragement; now for the 2nd year in a row, an MPS student-designed app is eligible for national fan favorite award

MPS instrumental jazz group wins prestigious national award
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MPS instrumental jazz group wins prestigious national award

DownBeat magazine recognizes Jazz Lab at Milwaukee High School of the Arts; 3rd straight year a group from the high school has won

Superintendent’s proposed 2016-17 MPS budget directs more district resources to classrooms
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Superintendent’s proposed 2016-17 MPS budget directs more district resources to classrooms

Commitment to funding school, student success despite overall revenue decrease

MPS history teacher wins state Teacher of the Year award, nominated for national award
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MPS history teacher wins state Teacher of the Year award, nominated for national award

Reagan's Margaret Holtgreive wins honor from National History Day organization

MPS educator named ‘Music Teacher of the Year’
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MPS educator named ‘Music Teacher of the Year’

Another MPS music teacher honored for Excellence in General Music Instruction; both awards come from the Civic Music Association of Milwaukee

Study finds collaborative efforts among education partners improving outcomes at Carver Academy
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Study finds collaborative efforts among education partners improving outcomes at Carver Academy

Lessons learned can help build other successful partnerships

Mark Sain unanimously elected President, Milwaukee Board of School Directors
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Mark Sain unanimously elected President, Milwaukee Board of School Directors

Larry Miller unanimously re-elected Vice President, committee assignments announced

MPS student wins ‘Rising Star’ award from state music industry
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MPS student wins ‘Rising Star’ award from state music industry

Jonah Roth of Milwaukee High School of the Arts

More MPS high schools make national top school lists
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More MPS high schools make national top school lists

District again takes state's top two Washington Post spots; MPS also home two of the state's U.S. News top 10

6 MPS students win national Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
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6 MPS students win national Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Previous honorees include Ken Burns, Joyce Carol Oates, Sylvia Plath and Andy Warhol

MPS graduate earns prestigious Fulbright award
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MPS graduate earns prestigious Fulbright award

2012 Rufus King International High School alumna and Bradley University student Sojourner White

2 MPS schools among state’s first to earn new AP diploma program
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2 MPS schools among state’s first to earn new AP diploma program

As more MPS students are taking AP and IB courses, 'AP Capstone' college prep program coming to Golda Meir, Milwaukee School of Languages

More MPS students taking college-level AP, IB courses
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More MPS students taking college-level AP, IB courses

January Board update: Teaching artists contracts approved, tentative agreement with MTEA, charter contract renewals

Big stage for eight MPS boys, girls basketball teams at The City Review
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Big stage for eight MPS boys, girls basketball teams at The City Review

Three state top 10 teams to compete as MPS continues to expand athletic opportunities including new fields, teams

Supt. Driver, Bucks star Jabari Parker invite MPS families to summit on attendance
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Supt. Driver, Bucks star Jabari Parker invite MPS families to summit on attendance

A resource fair, breakout listening sessions, child care, translation services and a dinner are provided.

New Milwaukee Excellence Charter School to open in fall after MPS Board vote
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New Milwaukee Excellence Charter School to open in fall after MPS Board vote

December Board update: MPS pursuing universal driver education, Board renews three other charter contracts

MPS schools celebrate reading as American Education Week comes to a close
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MPS schools celebrate reading as American Education Week comes to a close

Community members help students celebrate reading; share their professional experiences

Record number of students and colleges expected for 9th annual Fresh Coast Classic College & Resource Fair
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Record number of students and colleges expected for 9th annual Fresh Coast Classic College & Resource Fair

Event at UW-Milwaukee exposes students to college and career opportunities; helps them plan for success

200+ students from 3 MPS schools will perform at Milwaukee Youth Arts Center
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200+ students from 3 MPS schools will perform at Milwaukee Youth Arts Center

Concert set for Wednesday, November 18 at 11:30 a.m.

National award-winning mobile application developers will showcase work at iFair
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National award-winning mobile application developers will showcase work at iFair

Washington High School of IT students who created award-winning app will be at iFair Wednesday, November 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Unique honor for MPS student, teacher means local WWII veteran will never be forgotten
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Unique honor for MPS student, teacher means local WWII veteran will never be forgotten

One of 15 student-teacher pairs selected to travel to Normandy, Washington, D.C. to research, memorialize veteran

13th annual event offers resources for  Latino families of students with special needs
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13th annual event offers resources for Latino families of students with special needs

Foro Latino set for Friday, November 6 at South Division High School

MPS Board, committee meetings will move to Neeskara School for November and December
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MPS Board, committee meetings will move to Neeskara School for November and December

Move will happen as Central Services auditorium undergoes significant, necessary and long overdue renovations

Board OKs expansion for Spanish Immersion School, move to create strong standalone Morse middle school, full Italian immersion at Victory and lower tax levy
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Board OKs expansion for Spanish Immersion School, move to create strong standalone Morse middle school, full Italian immersion at Victory and lower tax levy

Expansions of successful programs are part of MPS' Regional Development Plan; 17% of taxes labeled as MPS actually go to fund vouchers

Board approves Pulaski, Carmen partnership
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Board approves Pulaski, Carmen partnership

Move brings two schools together in one building to work on student achievement, school environment and teaching/administrative practices

MPS, state coaches association team up for basketball coaches clinic
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MPS, state coaches association team up for basketball coaches clinic

Badger Associate Head Coach Greg Gard is the featured speaker; event set for Saturday, October 24 at MPS' Harold S. Vincent High School

North Division wins one of 20 spots nationwide in mobile app development program
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North Division wins one of 20 spots nationwide in mobile app development program

Announcement set as North joins Lenovo Scholar Network; MPS now home to 2 schools in program connecting students with the resources of Lenovo, NAF and MIT

New this year: All MPS high schools offering early admissions
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New this year: All MPS high schools offering early admissions

Open houses set as new enrollment period runs from October 5 through November 2

MPS’ Academy of Accelerated Learning honored as 1 of 10 Spotlight Schools in state
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MPS’ Academy of Accelerated Learning honored as 1 of 10 Spotlight Schools in state

Only school in southeastern Wisconsin to be recognized; comes with $25,000 DPI grant

Groundbreaking set for addition to MPS’ top-performing Fernwood Montessori School
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Groundbreaking set for addition to MPS’ top-performing Fernwood Montessori School

Tied to MPS' Regional Development Plan, which works to grow strong academic programs

MPS, Carmen exploring potential strategic partnership at Pulaski Campus
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MPS, Carmen exploring potential strategic partnership at Pulaski Campus

Joint statement from Milwaukee Board of School Directors President Dr. Michael Bonds and Milwaukee Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Darienne Driver

Ribbon-cuttings set for new MPS athletic fields
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Ribbon-cuttings set for new MPS athletic fields

Rebuilt South Stadium, renovated Custer Stadium part of district effort to strengthen athletic opportunities

MPS earns $35.6 million in competitive grants to support students, highest total in 3 years
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MPS earns $35.6 million in competitive grants to support students, highest total in 3 years

Funds support early childhood education, improving school climates, improving achievement, before/after school programs, arts education

Two of the state’s top high schools and a high-performing elementary school start Monday
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Two of the state’s top high schools and a high-performing elementary school start Monday

Day One event set for MPS' Reagan H.S., which is expanding personalized learning to help all students succeed

MPS to celebrate start of year-round schools building on past achievements and focused on future successes
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MPS to celebrate start of year-round schools building on past achievements and focused on future successes

New year includes a focus on increasing attendance, literacy across all subjects and implementation of Regional Development Plan to create more enrollment opportunities in high-performing schools

Board approves Milwaukee Excellence Charter School proposal
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Board approves Milwaukee Excellence Charter School proposal

July Board update: Vote means charter contract negotiations begin; Board also approves contract renewal for Alliance, nine new school leaders

Washington alumni to award scholarships to their newest colleagues: 20+ grads from the Class of 2015
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Washington alumni to award scholarships to their newest colleagues: 20+ grads from the Class of 2015

Alumni of Milwaukee Public Schools' Washington High School will award scholarships Wednesday to more than 20 of their newest colleagues

MPS, NFL team to bring Officiating Academy to Milwaukee
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MPS, NFL team to bring Officiating Academy to Milwaukee

Attendees will be introduced to the rules of the game, on-field officiating mechanics and tips on how to become an official.

MPS teacher named to ‘elite network of exceptional educators’
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MPS teacher named to ‘elite network of exceptional educators’

Reagan's Sarah Moore one of just 27 Milken fellows

Record-breaking $36.7 million in scholarships for the MPS Class of 2015
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Record-breaking $36.7 million in scholarships for the MPS Class of 2015

Third consecutive record total; Class of 2015 more than doubled Class of 2012's total

‘Life-changing’ Gates scholarships for 2 Hmong American Peace Academy students
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‘Life-changing’ Gates scholarships for 2 Hmong American Peace Academy students

Celebration set for Thursday, June 4 at 9 a.m.

Board approves MPS budget that maximizes support to schools and students amid cuts
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Board approves MPS budget that maximizes support to schools and students amid cuts

Includes more support for attendance efforts, reading/math interventions and after-school activities while maintaining art/music/PE commitment, school support teachers and parent coordinators

Statement from Dir. Claire Zautke regarding the passing of Ald. Joe Dudzik
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Statement from Dir. Claire Zautke regarding the passing of Ald. Joe Dudzik

"I'm saddened by the death of Alderman Joe Dudzik. My thoughts and prayers are with his family during this time."

Joint statement from Pres. Bonds, Supt. Driver regarding JFC budget action
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Joint statement from Pres. Bonds, Supt. Driver regarding JFC budget action

"This plan targets struggling schools rather than seeking ways to support them."

National top 5 win for mobile app created by students at MPS’ Washington HS of IT
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National top 5 win for mobile app created by students at MPS’ Washington HS of IT

Now Washington students need help to be voted fan favorite

2 MPS high schools among state’s 15 best in new U.S. News rankings
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2 MPS high schools among state’s 15 best in new U.S. News rankings

MPS' Ronald Reagan College Preparatory High School ranked 8th and MPS' Rufus King International High School ranked 12th.

Statement from Milwaukee Board of School Directors President Michael Bonds and MPS Superintendent Darienne Driver regarding the Kooyenga/Darling proposal
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Statement from Milwaukee Board of School Directors President Michael Bonds and MPS Superintendent Darienne Driver regarding the Kooyenga/Darling proposal

Both Bonds and MPS Superintendent Darienne Driver expressed skepticism that the so-called "turnaround district" will do anything to improve outcomes for students.

MPS’ 4-year graduation rate up slightly in 2014
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MPS’ 4-year graduation rate up slightly in 2014

5- and 6-year rates continue to show some students are taking more time to graduate; key initiatives in place to accelerate growth

MPS educators win state health Teacher of the Year, Jump Rope for Heart honors
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MPS educators win state health Teacher of the Year, Jump Rope for Heart honors

MPS celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week as MPS educators earn top honors from the state association of health and physical education teachers for three straight years

MPS student wins nation’s highest honor for graduating seniors
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MPS student wins nation’s highest honor for graduating seniors

Reagan's Alethia Tilford just one of 141 in the U.S., 2 in Wisconsin

Bonds re-elected as president of Milwaukee Board of School Directors
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Bonds re-elected as president of Milwaukee Board of School Directors

Miller elected vice president; committee assignments also set after annual organizational meeting

MPS’ GE Foundation Schools narrowing student achievement gaps
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MPS’ GE Foundation Schools narrowing student achievement gaps

Schools improving faster than national average in reading and math

MPS student in the running for nation’s highest honor for graduating HS seniors
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MPS student in the running for nation’s highest honor for graduating HS seniors

Reagan's Alethia Tilford is a 2015 Presidential Scholars semifinalist

MPS high schools take state’s top 2 spots on Washington Post best list
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MPS high schools take state’s top 2 spots on Washington Post best list

6 MPS schools in total make Post's list of schools that challenge students to achieve through college-level exams

MPS student musician nominated for WAMI Rising Star award
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MPS student musician nominated for WAMI Rising Star award

Yalimar Borges is one of seven "Rising Star" nominees for this year's 35th Annual Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) Awards.

March Board update: Efforts to expand strong academic programming, increase high-performing seats moving forward
Dr. Driver statement regarding meeting with President Obama
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Dr. Driver statement regarding meeting with President Obama

MPS superintendent joined other urban school leaders with the Council of the Great City Schools

Program for underperforming MPS schools is paying off
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Program for underperforming MPS schools is paying off

Early results show that Commitment Schools initiative is improving reading and math achievement in kindergarten through 8th grade

MPS serving 22% more school breakfasts this year
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MPS serving 22% more school breakfasts this year

District cites research showing that students who eat breakfast have better attendance, behavior, memory and achievement

February Board update: Dr. Driver’s contract extended, state budget resolution, Malcolm X redevelopment for King Middle
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February Board update: Dr. Driver’s contract extended, state budget resolution, Malcolm X redevelopment for King Middle

Other action includes: Clerk's contract extended, position created to explore new northwest-side middle school; Board honors Dr. King contest winners, Cass Street School teacher and outgoing chief accountability and efficiency officer

Statement from Milwaukee Board of School Directors President Michael Bonds regarding Gov. Walker’s proposed 2015-17 biennial budget
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Statement from Milwaukee Board of School Directors President Michael Bonds regarding Gov. Walker’s proposed 2015-17 biennial budget

"School boards across the state are stepping forward to make sure the devastating impact of the Governor's proposed budget is understood."

MPS notes 10 years of defibrillators in schools
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MPS notes 10 years of defibrillators in schools

The MPS HeartSafe Schools program has saved seven lives

MPS hosts listening sessions linked to strategies for improving student outcomes
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MPS hosts listening sessions linked to strategies for improving student outcomes

Students, families, staff and community members invited to weigh in; each session is connected to one of the district's Strategic Objectives

Families encouraged to enroll by Friday for the best opportunity at their first-choice school
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Families encouraged to enroll by Friday for the best opportunity at their first-choice school

Last week for MPS' 'Three-Choice Enrollment' period, which ends Feb. 20

Author to encourage families to ‘Fall In Love With Reading’ at Valentine’s Day event
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Author to encourage families to ‘Fall In Love With Reading’ at Valentine’s Day event

Children must be accompanied by an adult for free event hosted by author Brenda McGrath, Walgreens and MPS

MPS sets college financial aid help sessions for every Saturday in February
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MPS sets college financial aid help sessions for every Saturday in February

Weeknight option also available; efforts are a part of College Goal Wisconsin

MPS fall applications double as “Three-Choice” enrollment opens
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MPS fall applications double as “Three-Choice” enrollment opens

Enroll by Feb. 20 for your best opportunity for a seat at your first-choice school

January Board update: Budget and operational planning; 5 buildings declared surplus
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January Board update: Budget and operational planning; 5 buildings declared surplus

Charter, partnership contracts also renewed, amended

Statement by President Michael Bonds, Ph.D., regarding the New Opportunities for Milwaukee document
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Statement by President Michael Bonds, Ph.D., regarding the New Opportunities for Milwaukee document

Milwaukee Public Schools was not sent a copy of this plan, which was provided to the district by the news media.

Meet leaders, enroll early in 100+ neighborhood and specialty schools at MPS fair
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Meet leaders, enroll early in 100+ neighborhood and specialty schools at MPS fair

MPS All-School Enrollment Fair is set for Saturday, January 31 at Milwaukee High School of the Arts

Reagan student, teacher selected to travel to France and D.C. for WWII research, remembrance
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Reagan student, teacher selected to travel to France and D.C. for WWII research, remembrance

National History Day is a non-profit educational organization that was established to offer academic programs to students through original research work on historical topics of interest.

MPS boys basketball teams take to big stage for ‘City Review’
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MPS boys basketball teams take to big stage for ‘City Review’

Six teams face off Jan. 30 at the UWM Panther Arena as district strengthens athletics

MPS schools to be closed Fri., Jan. 9, 2015
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MPS schools to be closed Fri., Jan. 9, 2015

Thursday and Friday evening activities including sports cancelled; Central Services locations will be open; principals and APs report to schools

MPS schools to be closed Thurs., Jan. 8, 2015
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MPS schools to be closed Thurs., Jan. 8, 2015

All evening activities including sports cancelled; Central Services locations will be open; principals and APs report to schools

Board OKs additions for high-performing Montessori schools, reopening building for charter school
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Board OKs additions for high-performing Montessori schools, reopening building for charter school

Superintendent also presents broad conceptual plan to continue work to expand high-demand, successful programs

Italian ambassador to visit Italian Immersion program at MPS’ Victory School
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Italian ambassador to visit Italian Immersion program at MPS’ Victory School

School one of the first of its kind in the U.S.; visit set for Monday

Statement from Michael Bonds, President of the Milwaukee Board of School Directors
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Statement from Michael Bonds, President of the Milwaukee Board of School Directors

Dr. Michael Bonds, the President of the Milwaukee Board of School Directors, has directed the Milwaukee Public Schools administration to conduct a review of the compensation structure for all employees.

3,500 MPS students to connect with colleges, careers, resources at fair
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3,500 MPS students to connect with colleges, careers, resources at fair

Scholarships will also be presented; 8th annual Fresh Coast Classic College and Resource Fair set for Tuesday at UWM

MPS students to benefit from $9.1M in competitive grants
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MPS students to benefit from $9.1M in competitive grants

Funds will strengthen academic, behavioral and mental health supports for students

iFair gives students a look at Washington High’s new mobile app program
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iFair gives students a look at Washington High’s new mobile app program

Interactive event on Tuesday allows students to explore IT and engineering programs and careers

Washington HS of IT 1 of 10 U.S. schools to win mobile app development program
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Washington HS of IT 1 of 10 U.S. schools to win mobile app development program

MPS high school is the only school in the Midwest selected for the Lenovo Scholar Network

MPS Board update: Malcolm X update, budget approval, new charter school petition
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MPS Board update: Malcolm X update, budget approval, new charter school petition

At its October meeting, the Milwaukee Board of School Directors received an update on the plan for Malcolm X site, approved the final 2014-15 budget and approved a plan for a new charter school.

MPS hosting nearly 1,000 leaders from nation’s urban school districts
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MPS hosting nearly 1,000 leaders from nation’s urban school districts

Challenges, best practices and reforms are the focuses of discussion at the Council of the Great City Schools annual conference

Photos: Manhattan Project scientist among 11 Washington alums set to join Hall of Fame
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Photos: Manhattan Project scientist among 11 Washington alums set to join Hall of Fame

Photo gallery link below; new inductees include NFL player, entertainers, researchers, educators and the financial adviser whose story inspired the film "The Pursuit of Happyness"

Manhattan Project scientist among 11 Washington alums set to join Hall of Fame
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Manhattan Project scientist among 11 Washington alums set to join Hall of Fame

Other new inductees include NFL player, entertainers, researchers, educators and the financial adviser whose story inspired the film "The Pursuit of Happyness"

Milwaukee Board of School Directors selects new Board Clerk/Director of Board Governance
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Milwaukee Board of School Directors selects new Board Clerk/Director of Board Governance

Jaqueline Mann is an experienced MPS administrator, educator

MPS Board names Dr. Darienne Driver as permanent superintendent
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MPS Board names Dr. Darienne Driver as permanent superintendent

First permanent female superintendent in the district

MPS partners with Marquette, MATC, GMDA to offer free dental exams for Head Start students
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MPS partners with Marquette, MATC, GMDA to offer free dental exams for Head Start students

'Dental Day' set for Saturday, October 4 at MU Dental School

Historical record shows high-performing school was always part of Malcolm X redevelopment plan
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Historical record shows high-performing school was always part of Malcolm X redevelopment plan

Legislators' comments show lack of awareness of facts

Malcolm X to house high-performing school
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Malcolm X to house high-performing school

Legislative leaders misstate facts, ignore MPS efforts to place internationally recognized program in school

Malcolm X plans continue to move forward
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Malcolm X plans continue to move forward

MPS is moving forward with its plans to bring a high-performing school to the former Malcolm X Academy building.

15 MPS schools honored by the state for ‘Beating the Odds’
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15 MPS schools honored by the state for ‘Beating the Odds’

Schools have higher rates of poverty than three-quarters of the schools in Wisconsin and have above-average reading and math achievement compared to similar schools

MPS to ‘ring in’ traditional calendar year Tuesday at one of the district’s 14 Commitment Schools
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MPS to ‘ring in’ traditional calendar year Tuesday at one of the district’s 14 Commitment Schools

Local and state leaders to join MPS Board members, Acting Supt. Driver at MPS' Thurston Woods Campus

MPS’ average ACT score up slightly, mirroring statewide trend
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MPS’ average ACT score up slightly, mirroring statewide trend

ACT scores up at MPS

All students at 156 MPS schools will be able to receive a healthy breakfast, lunch at no charge
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All students at 156 MPS schools will be able to receive a healthy breakfast, lunch at no charge

MPS announces participation in Community Eligibility Program (CEP)

At 16, MPS grad is off to the Ivy League
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At 16, MPS grad is off to the Ivy League

Helen Fetaw and her MPS Class of 2014 classmates earned $31+ million in scholarships

MPS to kick off King/Reagan calendar school year Aug. 11 at one of its top-ranked high schools
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MPS to kick off King/Reagan calendar school year Aug. 11 at one of its top-ranked high schools

District to focus on achievement, positive youth-adult relationships and leadership at all levels

Riverside, Rufus King alums will square off in flag football to fund scholarships, breast cancer research
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Riverside, Rufus King alums will square off in flag football to fund scholarships, breast cancer research

5th-annual contest to be held July 26 at Custer Stadium

Neighborhood meeting set to provide South Stadium construction update
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Neighborhood meeting set to provide South Stadium construction update

Milwaukee Public Schools will host a meeting Tuesday evening to update neighbors on the construction at the district’s South Stadium site.

MPS selects 14 schools to be transformed as Commitment Schools
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MPS selects 14 schools to be transformed as Commitment Schools

Commitment Schools to implement rigorous academic and behavioral interventions with increased resources; all 48 schools graded in the lowest group on state report card to receive additional support

Milwaukee Board of School Directors approves Acting MPS Superintendent
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Milwaukee Board of School Directors approves Acting MPS Superintendent

MPS’ Chief Innovation Officer Darienne Driver brings extensive leadership experience; work with improving schools most in need

Board approves budget that increases commitment to MPS classrooms: 50 more art, music, and physical education teachers; increased parent engagement and teacher support
Event focuses on promoting a successful future at MPS’ North Division High School
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Event focuses on promoting a successful future at MPS’ North Division High School

Milwaukee Public Schools’ North Division High School will host a meeting Wednesday evening aimed at promoting a successful future for a school that has long been an institution in the community.

Student-designed wind turbine, remote-controlled surveying robot among 35 student projects on display at MPS STEM Partners Spring Showcase
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Student-designed wind turbine, remote-controlled surveying robot among 35 student projects on display at MPS STEM Partners Spring Showcase

A growing number of MPS student projects – including a student-designed wind turbine; a 7-foot wind tunnel; and a remote-controlled survey robot – will be on display Tuesday at the MPS STEM Partners Spring Student Showcase.

Caldecott winner to read to MPS students, give public lecture as part of Arts @ Large exhibition
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Caldecott winner to read to MPS students, give public lecture as part of Arts @ Large exhibition

Internationally acclaimed author and Caldecott Honor Book winner Faith Ringgold will read to students at Milwaukee Public Schools’ Hampton Elementary School Thursday and present a free public lecture at MPS’ North Division High School later that evening.

Tonight: “Enchanting. Riveting. Thought-provoking” – Gallery night at MPS’ Reagan HS
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Tonight: “Enchanting. Riveting. Thought-provoking” – Gallery night at MPS’ Reagan HS

The words enchanting, riveting and thought-provoking clearly describe the wide range of artwork that will be showcased at the annual Gallery Night, May 9th, 2014.

MPS’ 5- and 6-year graduation rates continue to grow, but more growth still needed
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MPS’ 5- and 6-year graduation rates continue to grow, but more growth still needed

District efforts have yielded growth among students who may have otherwise dropped out; 4-year rate has held steady over the last four years

2,500+ Milwaukee children set to perform together at 45th MPS’ Biennial Music Festival, celebrating 90 years of student musicians
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2,500+ Milwaukee children set to perform together at 45th MPS’ Biennial Music Festival, celebrating 90 years of student musicians

Final rehearsals begin Tuesday for Wednesday event at U.S. Cellular Arena; comes as MPS continues to increase number of art, music and physical education teachers

3 MPS students earn ‘life-changing’ Gates college scholarships covering 100% of unmet need
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3 MPS students earn ‘life-changing’ Gates college scholarships covering 100% of unmet need

May 6 celebration set for winners from MPS’ Carmen H.S. of Science and Technology, Milwaukee School of Languages and South Division H.S.; and partner College Possible

Proposed MPS budget increases investment in classrooms, including 50 more art, music and PE teachers
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Proposed MPS budget increases investment in classrooms, including 50 more art, music and PE teachers

Also includes a school support teacher and parent coordinator in every school; Continues multi-year trend to focus on classrooms

Bonds re-elected president of Milwaukee Board of School Directors
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Bonds re-elected president of Milwaukee Board of School Directors

Holman re-elected VP

U.S. News: Milwaukee region’s 2 best high schools are in MPS
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U.S. News: Milwaukee region’s 2 best high schools are in MPS

Rankings show MPS is home to 3 of the state’s top 10 high schools

Today: MPS second-graders sing, sign alongside Florentine Opera
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Today: MPS second-graders sing, sign alongside Florentine Opera

18 hearing students, 8 deaf/hard-of-hearing students to take part in Pinocchio at MPS’ Milwaukee Sign Language School

More MPS students meeting reading standards year-over-year and over 5 years
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More MPS students meeting reading standards year-over-year and over 5 years

Gains follow implementation of Comprehensive Literacy Plan; largest uptick seen at high school but the need for further improvement is great

MPS’ Rufus King in state’s top 3 on Washington Post list of top high schools
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MPS’ Rufus King in state’s top 3 on Washington Post list of top high schools

King also among the 50 best in the Midwest; the latest in a long line of honors

$250,000 Bucyrus Foundation gift will expand welding lab at MPS’ Bradley Tech H.S.
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$250,000 Bucyrus Foundation gift will expand welding lab at MPS’ Bradley Tech H.S.

Expands access to an in-demand career pathway

Sendoff set as MPS’ Rufus King Generals boys basketball team heads for state
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Sendoff set as MPS’ Rufus King Generals boys basketball team heads for state

Pep rally to be held Thursday, March 13 at 8:15 a.m. before Friday game

MPS Board Pres. Bonds offers comments on resignation of Supt. Thornton
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MPS Board Pres. Bonds offers comments on resignation of Supt. Thornton

Statement of School Board President Bondes

MPS Board passes plan to improve achievement at persistently low-performing schools
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MPS Board passes plan to improve achievement at persistently low-performing schools

All 48 schools receiving lowest rating on state report card to receive turnaround support; 25 to receive more substantial intervention as Commitment Schools

MPS’ high-performing Whitman Elementary School is growing to K-8
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MPS’ high-performing Whitman Elementary School is growing to K-8

Southwest-side school's expansion continues MPS’ path of strategic facility use

Senior at MPS’ Rufus King H.S. wins President’s Volunteer Service Award
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Senior at MPS’ Rufus King H.S. wins President’s Volunteer Service Award

Chariesse Ellis has provided more than 200 hours of service; comes as MPS adds community service to graduation requirements

French government official to visit MPS’ Milwaukee French Immersion School
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French government official to visit MPS’ Milwaukee French Immersion School

As it celebrates 35 years, MFIS is seeking quality seal from French government to help enhance student learning

All MPS K5 students to see their science curriculum come alive at a working farm
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All MPS K5 students to see their science curriculum come alive at a working farm

The grade-specific, highly-developed programs are aimed at engaging the senses and imaginations of students.

Dr. Thornton named CEO of Baltimore City Public Schools
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Dr. Thornton named CEO of Baltimore City Public Schools

Baltimore City Public Schools announced today Dr. Gregory E. Thornton, Superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools, will become the new Chief Executive Officer of the district, pending successful contract negotiations.

Looking for a new school for the fall? MPS enrollment now open in person or online
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Looking for a new school for the fall? MPS enrollment now open in person or online

Apply by Feb. 21 for your best opportunity for a seat in your first-choice school

100+ schools – including options exclusive to MPS – to be showcased at Enrollment Fair
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100+ schools – including options exclusive to MPS – to be showcased at Enrollment Fair

Strong neighborhood, arts, CTE, IB, language immersion and Montessori schools on display for those looking for a new school for next year or coming years

MPS’ Hamilton senior Kevon Looney named a McDonald’s All American
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MPS’ Hamilton senior Kevon Looney named a McDonald’s All American

Honor student, basketball standout is 2nd player to win the honor in MPS history; 6th ever in Wisconsin

MPS aquaponics programming expanding thanks to $98,000 from AT&T, NEA Foundation
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MPS aquaponics programming expanding thanks to $98,000 from AT&T, NEA Foundation

Funding will expand program in Milwaukee to 5 new schools; Farming project grows students’ interest in STEM; photo gallery link below

Devoted MPS teacher awarded for long-standing support of Dr. King celebration program
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Devoted MPS teacher awarded for long-standing support of Dr. King celebration program

Surprise event Friday at MPS’ Milwaukee High School of the Arts preceded public event on Sunday

MPS’ Golda Meir School, rated ‘Exceeds Expectations’ by the state, is expanding into high school
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MPS’ Golda Meir School, rated ‘Exceeds Expectations’ by the state, is expanding into high school

January open house and testing dates set for top-rated gifted and talented school with a limited number of 9th-grade seats available for upcoming year

MPS to be closed Tuesday, Jan. 7; essential staff report
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MPS to be closed Tuesday, Jan. 7; essential staff report

Milwaukee Public Schools will be closed Tuesday, January 7 due to the continuing extremely cold and dangerous weather conditions, the district announced Monday.

MPS Board vote authorizes sale of former school site to create innovative, first-in-the-region educator housing facility
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MPS Board vote authorizes sale of former school site to create innovative, first-in-the-region educator housing facility

Concept puts Bay View neighborhood property onto tax rolls and offers mentoring, collaboration for teachers who undertake the critical work of educating Milwaukee students

One of America’s ‘Best and Brightest Young Artists’ is at MPS’ Milwaukee High School of the Arts
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One of America’s ‘Best and Brightest Young Artists’ is at MPS’ Milwaukee High School of the Arts

MHSA students have received the national honor for four straight years

Council vote advances redevelopment plan to create IB Middle Years school, community uses at Malcolm X site
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Council vote advances redevelopment plan to create IB Middle Years school, community uses at Malcolm X site

The Milwaukee Common Council voted Tuesday to move forward a comprehensive redevelopment of Milwaukee Public Schools’ former Malcolm X Academy.

Leader at MPS’ Pulaski High wins national ‘Principal of the Year’ honors from NABSE
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Leader at MPS’ Pulaski High wins national ‘Principal of the Year’ honors from NABSE

And Pulaski business educator Mauricio Garzon honored by national group

MPS educator named Phy. Ed. ‘Teacher of the Year’
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MPS educator named Phy. Ed. ‘Teacher of the Year’

5 MPS educators in total -- including Dr. Thornton -- honored for commitment to PE; MPS has added 90+ art, music, PE specialists to schools

Neighbors, educators invited to meeting about MPS’ proposal for an innovative, first-in-the-region teacher housing facility
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Neighbors, educators invited to meeting about MPS’ proposal for an innovative, first-in-the-region teacher housing facility

Milwaukee Public Schools is inviting neighbors and educators to a Tuesday, Nov. 19 meeting to share input on the district’s Request for Proposals to redevelop the former Dover Street School in the city’s Bay View neighborhood into an innovative, first-in-the-region teacher housing facility.

MPS seeks proposals for innovative teacher housing concept at Dover site
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MPS seeks proposals for innovative teacher housing concept at Dover site

Formal Request for Proposals for a first-in-the-region facility issued Tuesday

New development project would host an International Baccalaureate Middle Years school and community uses under plans detailed by MPS, city, developers
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New development project would host an International Baccalaureate Middle Years school and community uses under plans detailed by MPS, city, developers

A public-private partnership allows for the uses desired by the community including housing.

MPS’ Milwaukee High School of the Arts presents ‘Blues In The Night’
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MPS’ Milwaukee High School of the Arts presents ‘Blues In The Night’

Shows at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 8 and Saturday, Nov. 9; 2 p.m. show on Sunday, Nov. 10. All shows at MPS' Milwaukee High School of the Arts, 2300 W. Highland Avenue, Milwaukee. Tickets are $4 for students, $6 for adults

High-performing teacher-led schools could be evicted under lawmakers’ proposals
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High-performing teacher-led schools could be evicted under lawmakers’ proposals

Even after amendments, legislation could force sales of schools recognized nationally for excellence

The facts: MPS, Malcolm X and 2760 Holdings LLC
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The facts: MPS, Malcolm X and 2760 Holdings LLC

Under the sale, 2760 Holdings, LLC, will make significant improvements to the 50-plus-year-old building to prepare it to be reopened as a community center and school.

Board votes to authorize sale of former Malcolm X site
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Board votes to authorize sale of former Malcolm X site

The Milwaukee Board of School Directors voted Monday night to take the first step in the sale of the Malcolm X complex.

MPS enrollment grows for the first time in a decade
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MPS enrollment grows for the first time in a decade

Families recognizing significant improvement and successes

Riverside girls track team to cut ribbon on new track Saturday
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Riverside girls track team to cut ribbon on new track Saturday

Set for 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 12 at school; track had not been upgraded since 1977

Senate proposal could evict 3,500+ MPS students from their schools, including some of the most successful in the city
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Senate proposal could evict 3,500+ MPS students from their schools, including some of the most successful in the city

Proposal to strip local control over school facilities comes as MPS sees first enrollment increase in a decade

New Rufus King, Riverside high school principals coming back to familiar places
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New Rufus King, Riverside high school principals coming back to familiar places

Jennifer Smith is a graduate of Rufus King, Michael Harris graduated from Riverside

More MPS schools meeting, exceeding expectations on state report cards — but much more must be done
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More MPS schools meeting, exceeding expectations on state report cards — but much more must be done

Thirty-four MPS schools are rated meets expectations, exceeds expectations or significantly exceeds expectations in the second year of DPI report cards, up from 29 schools in the first year.

The facts – MPS and its facilities
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The facts – MPS and its facilities

Citizens and taxpayers in the city of Milwaukee deserve to know the facts surrounding MPS and the use of district facilities.

MPS’ ACT participation continues to grow; district further boosting college/career readiness efforts
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MPS’ ACT participation continues to grow; district further boosting college/career readiness efforts

Mirroring state average trend, average MPS scores relatively flat over recent years.

Still looking for the right school? Enrollment and playground fun nights begin Monday
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Still looking for the right school? Enrollment and playground fun nights begin Monday

School tours -- and free family fun -- offered at 5 northwest-side MPS schools

MPS’ Class of 2013 earns more than $17.7 million in scholarships
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MPS’ Class of 2013 earns more than $17.7 million in scholarships

Tops last year's total; 'Senior Scholars' honored Friday

Agenda-driven, out-of-state group accused of distorting school spending continues effort against Wisconsin public schools
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Agenda-driven, out-of-state group accused of distorting school spending continues effort against Wisconsin public schools

MPS is committed to financial transparency; won 2013 "A+" Sunshine Review award.

Approved MPS budget brings 45 more art, music, physical education, librarian positions into schools
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Approved MPS budget brings 45 more art, music, physical education, librarian positions into schools

Builds upon boost in place for 2012-13; Board approved 2013-14 spending plan Tuesday night

Milwaukee Recreation Hosts Seniorfest 2013
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Milwaukee Recreation Hosts Seniorfest 2013

30th annual festival set for Wednesday, June 12

MPS’ Rufus King wins national ACT award for college and career readiness
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MPS’ Rufus King wins national ACT award for college and career readiness

Rufus King International School is the only high school in the nation to receive the award

Mural repainted by MPS students, parents, staff and neighbors to be unveiled Wednesday
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Mural repainted by MPS students, parents, staff and neighbors to be unveiled Wednesday

Sherman Multicultural Arts School mural unveiling set for 9 a.m. at the school, 5110 W. Locust Street, Milwaukee 53210

3 MPS students win Gates scholarships covering 100% of unmet need to college of their choice
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3 MPS students win Gates scholarships covering 100% of unmet need to college of their choice

Students from MPS' Riverside, South Division who worked with College Possible to be recognized at Monday event

Bradley Tech student-built motorcycle, Gaenslen student-built solar car in action Tuesday
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Bradley Tech student-built motorcycle, Gaenslen student-built solar car in action Tuesday

Projects among 25 from more than 20 MPS schools at this year's MPS STEM Partners Spring Student Showcase

Governor, state supt. nominate MPS’ Rufus King for national ACT award
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Governor, state supt. nominate MPS’ Rufus King for national ACT award

MPS' Rufus King International School, state's high school nominee, to be recognized Monday

From Afro-Cuban to Aztec, bachata, Hmong, rock and salsa, MPS student performance highlights diverse cultures
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From Afro-Cuban to Aztec, bachata, Hmong, rock and salsa, MPS student performance highlights diverse cultures

15 MPS schools participating in Friday Marcus Center 'Cantos de las Americas' event

MPS budget plan doubles most elementary schools’ funding for art, music, physical education teachers
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MPS budget plan doubles most elementary schools’ funding for art, music, physical education teachers

Budget proposal released Wednesday is focused on investing as much as possible in classrooms

Bonds re-elected president of Milwaukee Board of School Directors
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Bonds re-elected president of Milwaukee Board of School Directors

Holman elected VP

MPS’ top schools again earn high marks in Washington Post, U.S. News national rankings
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MPS’ top schools again earn high marks in Washington Post, U.S. News national rankings

Post ranks 2 MPS schools as tops the Milwaukee region and among the 50 best in Midwest; U.S. News ranks 3 MPS schools in state top 25

MPS state test score results largely mirror state trend
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MPS state test score results largely mirror state trend

Results reflect new higher expectations for students across Wisconsin

MPS student wins 1st place in national essay contest
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MPS student wins 1st place in national essay contest

Lorenzo Contreras returning tonight from trip to NYC to accept honors

As many as 100 students at MPS’ Riverside High School to sleep outside to raise money for Habitat, awareness about homelessness
5 MPS students, 5 MPS educators win Herb Kohl Foundation scholarships, fellowships
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5 MPS students, 5 MPS educators win Herb Kohl Foundation scholarships, fellowships

Awards net students, staff and schools $15,000

MPS Students To Showcase Musical Talents This Saturday
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MPS Students To Showcase Musical Talents This Saturday

Event runs from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at MPS’ Lincoln Center of the Arts Middle School

MPS student-produced exhibit honors memories of city’s Bronzeville neighborhood
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MPS student-produced exhibit honors memories of city’s Bronzeville neighborhood

Standing on Their Shoulders: Memories of Bronzeville, presented by KnowThyself, opens Thursday with reception at MPS’ Milwaukee High School of the Arts

MPS’ Gaenslen School wins national recognition for pre-engineering program
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MPS’ Gaenslen School wins national recognition for pre-engineering program

School awarded Project Lead the Way Gateway to Technology National Recognition

MPS to offer early contracts to highly-qualified educators Saturday as district seeks 700 new teachers
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MPS to offer early contracts to highly-qualified educators Saturday as district seeks 700 new teachers

District-wide teacher and paraprofessional recruitment events begins at 9 a.m. at MPS’ Vincent High School

MPS 2nd graders use persuasive writing to ask for more recess; principal says 1 million Facebook likes and it’s a deal!
MPS debuts online schools catalog as enrollment is underway
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MPS debuts online schools catalog as enrollment is underway

District offers city’s greatest variety of high-quality schools – and programs exclusive to MPS

Open house set for new, merged 81st Street School with individualized learning focus, pre-engineering focus and regular education K3
All 5,000 MPS 3rd-graders to experience part of science curriculum at Milwaukee Public Museum
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All 5,000 MPS 3rd-graders to experience part of science curriculum at Milwaukee Public Museum

Newest Learning Journey partnership to be announced Thursday morning

MPS employee to receive U.S. Department of Defense’s Patriot Award for supporting “citizen warrior” colleague
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MPS employee to receive U.S. Department of Defense’s Patriot Award for supporting “citizen warrior” colleague

Speech pathologist Wendy Weir, called a ‘hero’ by 1st Sgt. Ginger Macdonald, to receive award Friday at 12:30 p.m. at MPS Central Services

Board approves plan to transform MPS’ Bay View High School
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Board approves plan to transform MPS’ Bay View High School

School to build on science/technology/engineering/arts/math programs to focus on innovation and creativity; middle school to be phased out; smaller 9th-grade class next year; students, staff will be asked to recommit

MPS’ initial budget plans give another boost to art, music, physical ed as budget survey opens
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MPS’ initial budget plans give another boost to art, music, physical ed as budget survey opens

Parents, community members asked to weigh in on priorities

MPS students sweep qualifier, take all southern Wisconsin spots for national debate tournament
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MPS students sweep qualifier, take all southern Wisconsin spots for national debate tournament

MPS’ Rufus King International School students will compete in Birmingham, Ala. in June; coach wins diamond award

Sprite Spark Parks Grant Helps Milwaukee’s Juneau Playground Basketball Court Get Back in the Game
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Sprite Spark Parks Grant Helps Milwaukee’s Juneau Playground Basketball Court Get Back in the Game

Beginning this summer, local teens will be able to express their most uncontainable basketball moves on a refurbished local court.