HAPA charter school expanding, Community Schools expanding, career skills program coming
June Board update
The K-12 school, 4601 N. 84th Street, Milwaukee 53225, has outgrown its space and will now utilize the Happy Hill site at 7171 W. Brown Deer Road, Milwaukee 53223, under the lease approved by the Board at its regular June meeting. HAPA received a national Bronze recognition in U.S. News and World Report’s 2015 list of best high schools.
In other action:
- The Board received an update this month identifying the two MPS schools — Browning and Lincoln Avenue elementary schools — that will join the growing Milwaukee Community Schools Partnership between MPS and the United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County. The four existing MPS Community Schools – Auer Avenue School, Lynde and Harry Bradley School of Technology and Trade, Hopkins Lloyd Community School and James Madison Academic Campus – are making progress in their first full year of implementation. In Cincinnati, a hub for Community Schools, graduation rates have increased dramatically. The model has been implemented across the country, showing that authentic engagement and shared leadership combined with coordinated community partnership can improve student outcomes, school environment and local neighborhoods.
- The Board approved a new career skills program – Dream, Explore, Build – to be implemented in seven MPS high schools: Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, Golda Meir, North Division, Pulaski, Washington and Harold S. Vincent. The program, operated by Lead2Change, Inc., teaches oral communications skills, critical thinking/problem solving, professionalism/work ethic, effective teamwork, career goal attainment and resource gathering for career goals. The program is partially funded by Bader Philanthropies, Inc. – Isabel and Alfred Bader Fund.
Press Releases by Milwaukee Public Schools
School board’s actions reduced benefits liability projections by $3.63 billion over last eight yearsJan 18th, 2017 by Milwaukee Public Schools
Changes in funding allow Milwaukee Public Schools to direct more funds to students
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 schoolsDec 16th, 2016 by Milwaukee Public Schools
Committee asks administration to pursue further research and dialog regarding elementary school calendars
The sampling began in June 2016 and two independent, state-certified firms conducted the analysis.
Milwaukee Public School students at 28 schools will all participate in a large scale volunteer project with United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County
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