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05.01.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
Michael Bonds was elected the new president of the MPS board of directors in a 6-3 vote Tuesday night. Here's part two of my interview with Bonds. (You can find the first part here.) Shepherd: One of the big issues brought up in the audit is fringe benefits. Do you plan on addressing that soon? Bonds: Yes, we have to. I have been discussing it with state repr...
05.04.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
MPS is providing a family-friendly guide to its swine-flu-related school closures, which now stand at 17. The guide is available in English, Spanish and Hmong. The city health commissioner has just closed Hamilton High, the MPS’s largest high school. Remember: you can reduce your risk of infection by following some common-sense recommendations: wash your hands frequently; cou...
05.05.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
Here's the official word from MPS: All MPS schools will be open Wednesday, May 6 Health Commissioner cancels closure orders All MPS schools will be open on Wednesday, May 6, according to a Milwaukee Health Department decision that reversed orders that would have kept 17 MPS sites locked through the end of this week. ...
05.07.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
Irony alert: The JS editorializes that the MPS board wasted time and resources on the Charlene Hardin affair. Ummmm… isn’t the JS the one that continually pushed the Hardin story, including a recent front-page, above-the-fold article? Didn’t it just run an editorial castigating the MPS board for not censuring her? Isn’t it time for the JS to move on? ...
05.27.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
The Journal Sentinel has just printed an editorial bemoaning the fact that the new school board president, Michael Bonds, proposed a number of changes that did not pass by a majority of the board. The Journal Sentinel was highly critical of one of Mr. Bonds' proposals and also pointed out that the board president even ended up voting against one of his own ideas. Because of these v...
06.24.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
The Milwaukee County District Attorney’s office is continuing to investigate Advocates for Student Achievement (ASA), a reform group that may have been improperly involved in three candidates’ campaigns for the MPS board election in April. The DA’s Public Integrity Unit has issued its third subpoena in the investigation. This time, the DA wants to see ASA’s bank records prior t...
08.13.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
MPS Board President Michael Bonds has submitted a letter to Mayor Tom Barrett announcing his decision to resign from Barrett�s appointed MPS Innovation and Improvement Advisory Committee �immediately.� I just got off the phone with Pat Curley, Barrett�s top aide, who hadn�t heard that Bonds had turned in his resignation letter. �We�re very,...
08.14.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
MPS Board President Michael Bonds resigned from Mayor Barrett’s MPS Innovation and Improvement Advisory Council yesterday, which seemed to catch Team Barrett off guard. Bonds’ abrupt announcement was to protest private conversations the mayor, Gov. Jim Doyle and state Superintendent Tony Evers have been having over taking over the elected MPS board—and selecting the next MPS superintendent. ...
Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Mayor Barrett defends its role

Now that the mayor, governor and outgoing and incoming state superintendents of public instruction have announced the members of the Milwaukee Public Schools Innovation and Improvement Advisory Council, is it likely that the council will make a difference in the future of MPS?