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MATC Program Targets 53206 Zip Code

MATC Program Targets 53206 Zip Code

Serves students who live or work in 53206, and were unable to finish college.

Founder of Innovative Alliance School Steps Down

Founder of Innovative Alliance School Steps Down

Tina Owen, who started one of "nation’s most innovative" schools, will pursue Harvard doctorate.

Arts @ Large Purchases 1890s Building

Arts @ Large Purchases 1890s Building

Built by Patrick Cudahy, the building housed a meat market. It's soon to be a haven for artists.

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

MPS Defends Its Handling of Bomb Threat

MPS Defends Its Handling of Bomb Threat

School system defends decision not to notify parents about bomb threat at South Division.

Murphy’s Law: How Schools Are Over-Testing Students
Murphy’s Law

How Schools Are Over-Testing Students

New study of big city schools, including Milwaukee, shows way too many standardized tests being given.

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.

Many Killed by Teens Illegally Carrying Guns

Many Killed by Teens Illegally Carrying Guns

Laws make possession illegal, but 6% of MPS teens reported having guns.

Civic Groups Fight MPS “Takeover” Plan

Civic Groups Fight MPS “Takeover” Plan

Coalition of 22 groups assails state plan giving county exec power over struggling schools.

MPS superintendent moves to replace aide who made obscene gesture
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MPS superintendent moves to replace aide who made obscene gesture

Milwaukee Architecture: A City of Theaters
Milwaukee Architecture

A City of Theaters

Since the 19th century’s German language playhouses, the city has built and renovated countless facilities for theater.

MPS Commitment Schools Show Improvement

MPS Commitment Schools Show Improvement

Federally funded schools have raised student achievement in reading and math.

Could Milwaukee Have a Measles Outbreak?

Could Milwaukee Have a Measles Outbreak?

Rate of vaccination here is increasing but still not high enough to assure no outbreak occurs.

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.

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.

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

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"

MPS Expels Construction Skills Training Program From North Division

MPS Expels Construction Skills Training Program From North Division

Program had 275 students enrolled and long waiting list, but program's founder had 25-year-old forgery conviction.

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

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.

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.

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
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

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.

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

Please Choose Our School

Please Choose Our School

Hundreds attend MPS school fair that helps parents and children decide where to enroll.

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

Growing Power Provides 40,000 Lbs of Carrots to Schools

Growing Power Provides 40,000 Lbs of Carrots to Schools

Group sets record for largest farm-to-school fresh food procurement ever in the U.S.

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

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.

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.

Murphy’s Law: Police Scam Artists
Murphy’s Law

Police Scam Artists

Why does the cop’s union protect officers who rip off taxpayers?

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 Funding Continues to Decline

MPS Funding Continues to Decline

Loss of 19,000 students since 2003 and recent decline in its charter schools pushes revenue downward.

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

Creating a “Culture of Joy” at MPS

Creating a “Culture of Joy” at MPS

Three different non-profits are helping to transform Carver Academy school in Brewers' Hill.

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

Schools Want Earlier Start Date

Schools Want Earlier Start Date

MPS and other districts say it would improve student achievement, but tourism industry opposes change.

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

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

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

Murphy’s Law: The Voucher Lobby
Murphy’s Law

The Voucher Lobby

Lobbying for school choice provides big money for Republicans.

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

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
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-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!
Plenty of Horne: School Switcheroo?
Plenty of Horne

School Switcheroo?

Maryland Avenue Montessori might swap buildings with Cass Street School. And poor Sweet Water's building is available for lease.

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
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