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MILWAUKEE (March, 2015) – With proposed legislation under discussion to bring to Milwaukee some of the education reform efforts that affected New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, the Milwaukee Board of School Directors has invited three experts who lived through and studied the reforms there to speak in Milwaukee.
The three experts will present free public workshops and participate in a free public panel discussion to share with the Milwaukee community their experiences in New Orleans and how similar ideas for Wisconsin could impact classrooms and neighborhoods here.
Among the experiences and research …
MPS superintendent joined other urban school leaders with the Council of the Great City Schools
By Karen Stokes
Milwaukee Public Schools Superintendent, Dr. Darienne Driver along with 10 other urban public school leaders and the Council of the Great City Schools met with President Obama at the White House Monday, March 16, to discuss challenges, issues and reforms needed to improve urban public schools.
The Council of the Great City Schools is a nonprofit organization based in Washington D.C. that works to support urban school systems.
Leaders from school districts representing Oakland, San Francisco, …
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Would you like to be part of America’s space program?
University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee students recently had a chance to hear from a top NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) official about opportunities with the agency.
M. David Kankam, of NASA’s Glenn Research Center (GRC), spoke to students and faculty in January about internships, scholarships, fellowships and summer programs with the space agency.
He even collected a few resumes from interested students at a Summer Opportunities Fair.
Like many other agencies relying on talent in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) fields, NASA is …
Last week for MPS’ ‘Three-Choice Enrollment’ period, which ends Feb. 20
MILWAUKEE (February 2015) – Milwaukee Public Schools is encouraging families who are new to MPS or looking for a new school for the fall to enroll by Friday night to take advantage of the best opportunity for a seat at their first-choice school.
February 20 is the last day of MPS’ ‘Three-Choice Enrollment’ period, which allows families to choose three schools for the fall.
School options include strong neighborhood schools that prepare students to succeed in college and careers as well as …
By Graham Thomas Kilmer
On Tuesday February, 3 Governor Scott Walker released his budget proposal, a plan that includes a proposed $300 million cut in funding to the UWSystem and the installation of a public authority in the place of the UW’s existing governance structure.
Chancellor Rebecca Blank of UW-Madison wrote a blog post on January, 27 detailing her appreciation of the state’s proposal to give the UWSystem and its universities more autonomy.
However, she also expressed concerns with the system’s ability to undergo a major restructuring while simultaneously experiencing a cut of …
By Mark Mone
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Graduation and recognition ceremonies at the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee (UWM) are the times when you hear some of the most inspiring student stories of the year.
Commencement on Dec. 14, 2014, was no exception. Nearly 2,100 students were eligible to participate in our graduation ceremony, with 300 of those students also eligible to participate in UWM’s Honors Convocation the week before.
Combine these students with those who graduated last spring, and there were more than 5,400 students who earned their degrees from UWM in 2014.
That is …
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By Eelisa Jones
Milwaukee Public School’s Three Choice Process enrollment will begin next month.
Parents and guardians will be able to submit their top three school choices for their children at school locations or online (for selected sites) from Feb. 2nd through Feb. 20th.
Milwaukee Public School (MPS) officials announced that parents and guardians have the best chance of enrolling their children in their first-choice schools if their applications are submitted by deadline. Online applications are available at mpsmke.com/enrollmps.
In addition to the traditional public school, many parents and guardians will have the option …
Efforts allow for more resources to be directed to classrooms and students
MILWAUKEE — Decisions by the Milwaukee Board of School Directors to make changes to benefits and other changes have reduced the district’s long-term liability for other post-employment benefits (OPEB) significantly, according to a report presented during the Board’s November meeting.
Since 2007, the OPEB liability has been reduced by a remarkable seventy percent (70%).
“The McKinsey Report, an independent study commissioned by the Governor and Mayor in 2009, highlighted benefit costs to retirees as a significant financial challenge for MPS,” said …
By Lisa Jeff
SAN FRANCISCO (AP)
A high school basketball tournament on the Northern California coast has become the latest flashpoint in the ongoing protests over police killings of unarmed black men after a school was disinvited because of concerns its players would wear T-shirts printed with the words “I Can’t Breathe” during warmups.
The athletic director for Mendocino High School was informed by his counterpart at Fort Bragg High School this week that neither the boys nor girls teams would be allowed to participate in the three-day tournament hosted by Fort Bragg …
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee awarded degrees to 2,140 students, on December 14, 2014, during Winter Commencement ceremonies at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, 400 W. Kilbourn Ave.
Interim Chancellor Mark Mone welcomed students and their families to UWM’s 111th commencement – and the first in the newly named UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena.
Beth Pritchard, principal and strategic advisor to Sunrise Beauty Studio (‘69, international relations), gave the commencement address.
Pritchard was the first female vice president at SC Johnson in Racine, and was president and CEO of Bath & Body Works in Columbus, Ohio.
Degrees were …