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Gains follow implementation of Comprehensive Literacy Plan; largest uptick seen at high school but the need for further improvement is great
More Milwaukee Public Schools students are meeting standards in reading, according to the latest state test results released Tuesday, though the data continue to show the need for greater improvement.
The results show steady gains as MPS implemented and continues to implement its Comprehensive Literacy Plan, which ties instruction in classrooms across the city to rigorous standards that prepare students for college and careers.
The percentage of MPS students rated proficient or …
LSW to use AT&T Grant to help 600 adult students in Milwaukee area increase literacy skills, gain more desirable employment
During a special event honoring Dr. Seuss’ birthday, Literacy Services of Wisconsin (LSW) was presented with a $10,000 AT&T Innovation & Investment Award last week to support the organization’s adult literacy programs.
LSW will use the AT&T donation to help 600 adult students in its Workforce Development program increase their literacy skills, become better educated, and gain more desirable employment. More than 50,000 adults in Greater Milwaukee cannot read above a second …
United Way of Greater Milwaukee launched an initiative recently to recruit 3,000 new volunteer readers, tutors and mentors over the next three years during a special “Brewers Hill Literacy Day.”
The event, which was held at Carver Academy and COA Youth & Family Centers, coincided with United Way’s Intern Day of Action. Nearly 250 college interns from Rockwell Automation, Johnson Controls, Northwestern Mutual, BMO Harris Bank, MillerCoors, Harley- Davidson Motor Company, Briggs & Stratton, Pentair and The Mark Travel Corporation were paired with more than 250 children ages 3-16 from the …
By Bobby Tanzilo
Reprinted courtesy of OnMilwaukee.com
When Superintendent Gregory Thornton arrived to take control of Milwaukee Public Schools after the end of the last school year, he started to work on a number of changes. Certainly the most drastic change came almost right away.
In July, MPS adopted a district-wide literacy curriculum to replace the 17 reading programs and 13 reading assessments previously being used in all 184 schools (only a few schools, like the nine Montessoris in the district, are exempt). Teachers were trained in the new curriculum over the summer …