Sam Woods

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The Many Lives of Walter Lanier

The Many Lives of Walter Lanier

Pastor, lawyer, educator, family man. Not to mention the son of Bob Lanier.

How Milwaukeeans Helped Texas

How Milwaukeeans Helped Texas

In response to Texas crisis, local community effort raises money and delivers supplies.

A Primer on City School Board Races

A Primer on City School Board Races

Who is running in February primary and why the Milwaukee school board matters.

Many MPS Students Can’t Get Drivers Ed

Many MPS Students Can’t Get Drivers Ed

Hundreds of students left out as pandemic causes reduced class sizes in schools.

MPS Finalizes Reopening Plans

MPS Finalizes Reopening Plans

Schools will bring students back in phases.

COVID-19 Survivors Reflect on 2020

COVID-19 Survivors Reflect on 2020

Many this year have 'confronted the reality of death' and faced unexpected challenges.

Milwaukee Succeeds Solicits Education Ideas

Milwaukee Succeeds Solicits Education Ideas

Consortium offers grants for most promising proposals to improve education of young Black males.

MPS Still Tougher on Black Students?

MPS Still Tougher on Black Students?

Federal settlement cited disproportionate discipline. Posley says progress being made.

Where to Get Free Thanksgiving Meals

Where to Get Free Thanksgiving Meals

And how you can help the needy this holiday.

MPS Joins Suit Against E-Cigarette Companies

MPS Joins Suit Against E-Cigarette Companies

Suit alleges that e-cigarettes are deliberately marketed to minors.

MPS Faces Exodus of Younger Students

MPS Faces Exodus of Younger Students

District’s kindergarten and pre-K enrollment down by 1,544 students.

COVID-19 Survivors Talk About Recovery

COVID-19 Survivors Talk About Recovery

It takes time. And family and friends can help.

30% of City’s School-Age Kids Lack Computer

30% of City’s School-Age Kids Lack Computer

And 8.5% of families lack broadband, survey finds. MPS foundation, non-profit work to address virtual learning issues.

Youth Agencies Learn Lessons From Pandemic

Youth Agencies Learn Lessons From Pandemic

'We had to think about how we engage youth differently,’ says a Boys & Girls Clubs leader.

How Students Feel About Reopening Schools

How Students Feel About Reopening Schools

Here’s what a cross section of Milwaukee students said.

MPS Updates Equity Plan

MPS Updates Equity Plan

Some community leaders say it still lacks clarity.

Private, Charter Schools Plan Virtual Reopening

Private, Charter Schools Plan Virtual Reopening

Schools say they are putting safety above everything else.

What To Expect with MPS Reopening

What To Expect with MPS Reopening

Answers to questions about testing, childcare and sick leave for teachers.

Will MPS End Truancy Program?

Will MPS End Truancy Program?

Under state law school system pays for four police officers in TABS program.

MPS Didn’t End Every Police Program

MPS Didn’t End Every Police Program

Three things to know about decision by Milwaukee School Board.

Groups Push MPS, Stop Funding Police

Groups Push MPS, Stop Funding Police

Community groups say MPS should stop paying for Milwaukee Police security programs, spend it on education.

What It’s Like to Have COVID-19

What It’s Like to Have COVID-19

Three Milwaukeeans talk about their experience with the disease.

Community Organizers Adapt to Social Distancing

Community Organizers Adapt to Social Distancing

Mertcalfe Park organizers are using mass texting to stay in touch, deliver food and supplies.

Milwaukee Food Pantries and Meal Programs Still Running

Milwaukee Food Pantries and Meal Programs Still Running

Plus, ways you can help.

What the DNC Could Mean for Locals

What the DNC Could Mean for Locals

Volunteering, traffic and doing business.

Milwaukee County Wants Alternatives to Youth Incarceration

Milwaukee County Wants Alternatives to Youth Incarceration

After the legislature failed to fund new facilities, Milwaukee County continues to explore alternatives to locking kids up.

Morales Listening Session Gets Mixed Reviews

Morales Listening Session Gets Mixed Reviews

Police chief held session on North Side. Here’s the reaction of some attendees.

Black Organizing Group Tripling in Size

Black Organizing Group Tripling in Size

BLOC looks to increase turnout, political power of city’s African American voters.