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First permanent female superintendent in the district
MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee Board of School Directors President Dr. Michael Bonds issued the following statement on the Board’s hiring of Dr. Darienne Driver as superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools effective October 1, 2014. Dr. Driver had been serving as acting superintendent since July 1.
“We are proud to announce the Milwaukee Board of School Directors has appointed Dr. Darienne Driver as the permanent superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools.
Dr. Driver will be the first permanent female superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools. “Dr. Driver is a visionary, …
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MILWAUKEE – To help ensure a successful start to the educational careers of Milwaukee Public Schools’ youngest students, all 3-, 4- and 5-year-old students attending traditional calendar schools will begin the year on a “staggered start.”
K3 students at MPS’ 81st Street School last school year
The 3-, 4- and 5-year-old students will start on one of three days – September 2, September 3 or September 4 – instead of all starting on September 2, as older students in traditional calendar schools do. And all 3-, 4- and 5-year-old students will have …
Plan would include IB middle school and affordable housing
The Milwaukee Public Schools and 2760 Holdings, LLC will develop a robust public/private partnership that will bring new opportunities for educational excellence and residential housing options to the Harambee neighborhood of Milwaukee.
Under this partnership, the former Malcolm X building will be built out in two phases. The first phase will create affordable housing for area residents and a school. The school will be an International Baccalaureate middle school for 600 students, providing a high-quality middle school option for the area. IB, a …
Proposal to strip local control over school facilities comes as MPS sees first enrollment increase in a decade
A new proposal discussed in Madison Wednesday could evict more than 3,500 Milwaukee Public Schools students from their current schools, some of which are among the most successful schools in the city.
Senate Bill 318 would force MPS and the city of Milwaukee to sell buildings, including ones the district is currently using to expand successful programs.
MPS would be forced to sell one of the buildings of its successful Golda Meir School, rated “Exceeds …
By Lynda L. Jones
It began as an interest in a MPS unused school building that was “not for sale.’
Then it developed into a neighborhood saturated by yard signs, and later a march consisting of young students being taken out of school to march with teachers, school staffers and even Milwaukee ‘s Sheriff David A. Clarke in an attempt to force MPS to sell a building it had other plans to develop.
The leadership at St. Marcus Lutheran School, a private school set its sights on purchasing the Malcolm X Academy Campus …
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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 …
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The Alliance School, a small, Milwaukee Public Schools instrumentality charter school serving 175 students in grades 6 through 12, will be featured on ABC’s “20/20” on Friday, September 30, 2011, at 9 p.m. Central Time. Alliance will be presented as a positive contrast to the Oxnard, Calif., middle school environment in which Lawrence King was murdered by a classmate for identifying as gay.
“We started the Alliance School with the mission to be a safe, student-centered, and academically challenging school for students who have been bullied or harassed in other settings. …
The Honorable Gwen Moore
1239 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Dear Representative Moore:
We thank you for your February 5th letter to State Superintendent Tony Evers. We very much appreciate your interest in the efforts being made to improve the educational opportunities for students in the Milwaukee Public School (MPS) system. We are concerned that Dr. Evers’ letter does not give you a comprehensive and accurate picture of the intensive reform efforts currently underway within Milwaukee Public Schools. Accordingly, we feel compelled to paint the rest of this picture for you.
In light …
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My name is Jerry Ann Hamilton, President of the Milwaukee Branch NAACP. First of all, we thank the Senate Committee on Education for holding this public hearing in Milwaukee.
Founded in 1909 the NAACP is the nation’s premier civil rights organization. The Milwaukee Branch NAACP has been in existence since 1919, and has actively worked to secure, maintain and advance civil rights for all people in the Milwaukee Metropolitan area.
Today, we speak in opposition of Senate Bill 405, the proposed mayoral takeover of the Milwaukee Public School system.
If passed, Senate Bill …