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2016 - January Continuing - $1,304 - 8 contributions

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Murphy’s Law: Taking Aim at Voucher Schools
Murphy’s Law

Taking Aim at Voucher Schools

A JS reporter’s story details disturbing problems -- but not in her own newspaper.

Mark Sain unanimously elected President, Milwaukee Board of School Directors

Contribution to Michael Bonds of $75

Mark Sain unanimously elected President, Milwaukee Board of School Directors

Contribution to Michael Bonds of $50

Mark Sain unanimously elected President, Milwaukee Board of School Directors

Contribution to Michael Bonds of $597

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

Murphy’s Law: Who Will Win the Elections?

Contribution to Michael Bonds of $90

Murphy’s Law: Who Will Win the Elections?
Murphy’s Law

Who Will Win the Elections?

The turnout will be massive. And could result in upsets.

County Executive Chris Abele Endorsed by Local Elected LEaders
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County Executive Chris Abele Endorsed by Local Elected LEaders

“I am honored to have this support and look forward to continuing to collaborate with every level of government to improve our community.”

Milwaukee Leaders Endorse Johnny Thomas for City Comptroller

Contribution to Michael Bonds of $150

Milwaukee Leaders Endorse Johnny Thomas for City Comptroller
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Milwaukee Leaders Endorse Johnny Thomas for City Comptroller

“Johnny Thomas is the person that we need to be our next Milwaukee City Comptroller,” said Alderman Willie Wade.

MPS Changing How it Handles Charter Schools?

Contribution to Michael Bonds of $174

MPS Changing How it Handles Charter Schools?

MPS Changing How it Handles Charter Schools?

Superintendent Driver and some school board members want to clarify process.

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Appoints MPS Graduate, Long-Time Public School Advocate Dr. Demond Means Commissioner of Opportunity Schools Program
Vote Favoring Pulaski & Carmen Partnership Surprises

Vote Favoring Pulaski & Carmen Partnership Surprises

Harris changes position, school board okays it, opponents question decision.

Will Pulaski and Carmen Schools Partnership Get Okay?

Will Pulaski and Carmen Schools Partnership Get Okay?

Supporters say it could improve Pulaski's poor results, but teachers union and some board members may resist.

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."

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.

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

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."

Republican Plan for MPS Attacked

Republican Plan for MPS Attacked

Bonds says plan would be devastating financially and lay off hundreds of staff.

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.

School Board Members Up for Re-election

School Board Members Up for Re-election

But only Jeff Spence and Board President Michael Bonds face opponents in spring election.

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.

72% of MPS High School Students Are Truants

72% of MPS High School Students Are Truants

"Habitual students" have at least 5 unexcused absences per semester. Many get picked up by police.

The Press: MPS Board President Demands Reporter Be Replaced
The Press

MPS Board President Demands Reporter Be Replaced

Bonds demands Erin Richards get pulled from MPS beat, Journal Sentinel refuses, and whole thing descends into a bizarre comedy.

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

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

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

Bonds re-elected president of Milwaukee Board of School Directors
Op Ed: Why Thornton Is Leaving MPS
Op Ed

Why Thornton Is Leaving MPS

It's all about moving back home, not about frustration with Milwaukee.

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

Murphy’s Law: Why Did Thornton Leave?
Murphy’s Law

Why Did Thornton Leave?

The loss of MPS superintendent raises troubling questions about public education in Milwaukee.

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.

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

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.

Bonds re-elected president of Milwaukee Board of School Directors
Mayor Barrett’s 2013 State of the City Address
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Mayor Barrett’s 2013 State of the City Address

Monday, February 25, 2013, Pritzlaff Building

MPS isn’t Coke or Pepsi, it’s Walmart

MPS isn’t Coke or Pepsi, it’s Walmart

America's suburban landscape has become littered with empty blight inducing big-box stores. As Walmart uses up a market, the company shutters stores and moves on to the next neighborhood, leaving hulking vacant boxes and thousands of empty, litter-filled parking spots in its wake.