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Three Milwaukee Public Schools seniors are among just 1,000 students across the country to be announced Thursday as Gates Millennium Scholars, an honor that comes with a “good-through-graduation” scholarship to the college of each student’s choice covering 100% of unmet need.
The winners are:
Maria Capistran, of MPS’ South Division High School
Eric Isidoro, of MPS’ Milwaukee School of Languages
Fernando Mandujano, of MPS’ Carmen High School of Science and Technology
Capistran has been accepted into Alverno College and Mount Mary University; Isidoro has been accepted into the Milwaukee School of Engineering, the University of …
Baltimore City Public Schools announced this week Dr. Gregory E. Thornton, Superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools, will become the new Chief Executive Officer of the district, pending successful contract negotiations.
The announcement was made in Baltimore by Dr. Shanaysha M. Sands, Chair of the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners, and Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.
Details of Dr. Thornton’s transition to Baltimore City Public Schools are being developed.
“We are extremely grateful to Dr. Thornton for his tireless efforts to improve outcomes for students in Milwaukee Public Schools,” said Milwaukee Board of School …
Thanks to generous donations to The Salvation Army through WISN 12’s phone a thon and collection drives hosted by WNOV 860 AM, Educator’s Credit Union, Community Financial Service Centers, Krispy Kreme, Professional Insurance Agents of Wisconsin and AAA of Wisconsin students from area schools received book bags and school supplies. More than 1,300 students are ready to start the school year prepared. A special backpack distribution celebration took place on Friday, Sept. 20 at Ralph Waldo Emerson School where children received their filled book bags. Former Green Bay Packer Hall …
The 2013-14 Milwaukee Public Schools budget approved Tuesday night continues to invest in classrooms and will bring 45 additional art, music and physical education teacher and librarian positions into MPS schools.
Art will see the biggest boost between 2012-13 and the upcoming 2013- 14 school year under the plan, growing by about 25 full-time teaching positions. Most K-5 and K-8 schools across the district will see funding for art, music and physical education teachers double.
The move, which builds upon an art/music/physical education boost put in place for the current 2012-13 school …
By Lynda Jones
The Sherman Park Senior Living Community, 3245 N. 37th Street, held an Opening Day Celebration Wed., May 29. The 68- unit apartment building is the former home of Jackie Robinson Middle School.
“This development revitalizes a historic five-acre parcel in the heart of the historic Sherman Park neighborhood with a multi-generational campus including 68 senior apartments and 11 new single-family homes along Concordia Ave,” said Ted Matkom, Wisconsin Market president for Gorman.
Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) sold the school to Gorman & Company, the Oregon-based developer, to create affordable housing …
By Cassandra Lans
Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig, along with Sharon Robinson (daughter of Jackie Robinson) and the Milwaukee Brewers hosted a private screening of the movie “42” for teenagers from Roosevelt Middle School on Tuesday, April 23 at Marcus North Shore Cinema.
The students, who come from the 6th through 8th grades, had access to the movie free of charge, followed by a question and answer exchange for the students, Selig and Robinson.
Robinson, who is also an author treated the students with free copies of her children’s book following the film as …
Milwaukee Public Schools and a host of community groups are seeking mentors for a new campaign aimed at supporting young men of color dubbed “Saving Our Sons – I will not die young.”
“This is part of a larger initiative to increase students’ engagement in their school communities. We’re being proactive – creating school cultures in which students feel they have a vested interest,” Superintendent Gregory Thornton said. “The Saving Our Sons effort specifically is targeted at young men of color because of the alarming levels of violence in the community …
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First recipient will use new mortgage to purchase grandparents’ home
Seaway Bank and Trust Company announced an exclusive partnership that gives Milwaukee Public Schools’ employees access to 1 percent Down Mortgages.
The announcement was made last week at Seaway’s Milwaukee branch, 2102 W. Fond du Lac Avenue, Milwaukee 53206. MPS Superintendent Gregory Thornton, Seaway Senior Vice President/ Branch Manager Tracy Meeks and the first recipient of a mortgage under the partnership attended.
This is a win-win-win,” Dr. Thornton said. “We’re strengthening home ownership in our neighborhoods; helping build stronger connections between MPS and …
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Program offers internet service for just $9.95 a month for two years
Time Warner Cable has announced the launch of a pilot program designed to offer affordable broadband service to low-income families. The program supports the goals of the FCC’s Connect2Compete national initiative focused on providing low-cost broadband services to families across the US. With 54 participating schools, Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) has the largest population of schools participating in Time Warner Cable’s pilot program.
“The Internet plays an essential role in the lives of Americans. Time Warner Cable is working hard …
Savings help put district on more sustainable path so academic work can continue
Tough-but-necessary actions undertaken by Milwaukee Public Schools have cut the district’s long-term retiree health and life insurance benefit liabilities by $1.37 billion – including cost reductions of more than $117.2 million annually – as of fiscal year 2012.
“This is an important step upon which we will continue to build,” Board President Michael Bonds said. “We will continue to offer high-quality benefits to our employees and retirees. At the same time, we will not lose sight of the continuing …