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Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

Community schools can provide urban students with the resources they need

Seeking to change the conversation from one driven by high-stakes testing and privatization, a group of educators, parents and their allies came together last Thursday to learn more about community schools, an increasingly popular educational model
05.16.2014 | 121 days ago | Posted at 12:35 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
Last night, in a discussion devoted to Milwaukee County government “reforms,” conservative gazillionaire Sheldon Lubar casually dropped a bomb: His next target is the Milwaukee Public Schools.  Responding to a question about whether he or fellow panelists Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele or state Rep. Joe Sanfelippo would be involved in taking away the authority of the board of MPS...
01.21.2014 | | Posted at 01:00 PM
By Kristina Byas
“Through the power of we, my future is up to me” is the mantra of local nonprofit, Unity in Motion. When Unity in Motion was created in 2000, founder Allen Ruppel had one goal in mind: establish a long-term relationship with students that will help drive them and put them in a position to succeed. Starting with 25 students participating in a non-violent martial arts class at a local communi...
01.06.2014 | | Posted at 12:30 PM

UPDATES: MPS closes schools for second day; the city lifts overnight parking rules

By Evan Rytlewski
Milwaukee Public Schools announced that they will remain closed Tuesday, as the coldest air the region has experienced in over a decade continued to freeze the city. Monday's expected high temperature of just -8 degree ties Milwaukee's all-time record for lowest high temperature on this date. Lows of -15 are expected tonight, with wind chills dropping to a life-threatening -30 to -50 degrees.The c...

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