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District efforts have yielded growth among students who may have otherwise dropped out; 4-year rate has held steady
Milwaukee Public Schools’ five- and six-year high school graduation rates continue to grow, according to data released by the state Thursday, but further growth is still needed.
The growth shows that MPS’ efforts to target students who may have otherwise dropped out – such as Project Direct Graduation and the district’s GED programs – are yielding results.
The district’s five-year graduation rate grew to 71 percent for 2012-13, up from 70.8 percent in 2011-12 and …
King also among the 50 best in the Midwest; the latest in a long line of honors
Milwaukee Public Schools’ Rufus King International High School is among the three best high schools in Wisconsin and the 50 best in the Midwest, according to rankings released Monday by The Washington Post.
The ranking is based upon the school’s efforts to challenge students to grow academically and joins a long list of national accolades for the school, including a #2 in Wisconsin ranking from U.S. News and World Report in 2013 and winning ACT’s …
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 …
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The Running Rebels Community Organization and the Milwaukee Public School system are once again collaborating to advance the opportunities of school-aged youth and adolescents.
As an organization that believes every child deserves equal access to opportunities, RRCO formed their intramural basketball teams to capture those who may be ineligible to play due or attend a school without a team.
The participants generally come from the Violence Free Zone Program, the RRCO Monitoring Program, the Mentoring Program, and other programs for at risk youth.
Collaborating with MPS has afforded several youth the opportunity to …
MPS has winners in all three categories: excellence scholarship, initiative scholarship and fellowship
Three Milwaukee Public Schools students and three Milwaukee Public Schools educators are 2014 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Scholarship and Fellowship winners, the foundation announced Friday.
MPS’ honorees span the three categories: excellence scholarship, initiative scholarship and fellowship. The Herb Kohl Education Foundation is presenting $1,000 awards to 187 graduating Wisconsin high school students along with 100 teachers and their schools.
Excellence Scholarship recipients, as the Foundation notes, have demonstrated excellence in the academic area and high motivation to achieve, have …
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 …
The deadline to register for the 2014 PEOPLE (Pre-College Enrichment Opportunity Program for Learning Excellence) summer enrichment and college preparatory workshops is March 21, 2014.
Students who successfully complete PEOPLE program are eligible for a tuition scholarship to attend UW-Madison, but must independently apply and be admitted.
PEOPLE is a year-round learning adventure that challenges and stimulates students who are considering a college education and is UW-Madison’s most successful venture in creating opportunities for under-represented youth to attend college.
The six-year program begins in the summer after sixth grade and continues until high …
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Apply by Feb. 21 for your best opportunity for a seat in your first-choice school
Milwaukee Public Schools is encouraging families looking for a new school for the fall to take advantage of MPS’ Three-Choice Enrollment process, which is open through February 21 and gives families the best opportunity for a seat in their first-choice school.
Families do have preferred access to their neighborhood schools during the Three-Choice process.
Families are invited to visit any MPS school, a parent resource center (located at North Division, South Division and Washington high schools) or http://mpsmke.com/enrollMPS …
Funding will expand program in Milwaukee to 5 new schools; Farming Project grows students’ interest in STEM
AT&T and the NEA Foundation are teaming up to increase low-income students’ interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education by supporting the Milwaukee Public Schools’ Urban Schools Aquaponics initiative through a two-year contribution that includes $98,000 that will directly impact the program.
The goal: provide more students with the skills and knowledge they’ll need for 21st century jobs and develop curriculum and instructional content that educators can use to build similar programs nationwide.
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
Milwaukee Public Schools’ top-rated Golda Meir School, a gifted and talented school graded ‘Exceeds Expectations’ by the state of Wisconsin, is expanding to serve high school students.
Middle-school students at MPS’ Golda Meir School Middle-school students at MPS’ Golda Meir School “We’re excited to be offering another high-performing high school option for Milwaukee families – something they’ve been asking for,” MPS Superintendent Gregory Thornton said.
“Our rigorous high school …