LaVenia Griffin, a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee student who was a little older than other students in her class, felt a little nervous about working on a group project. “I spoke to one of the instructors and she just helped me to realized that I did have a lot to offer.
I had a lot of experience, which could translate into wisdom, and if I just looked at that as strength instead of a weakness, then I would be okay,” Griffin explains.
The instructor was right. Griffin, who received her bachelor’s of business …
More than 3,500 MPS high school students were be able to meet representatives from dozens of colleges, universities, higher educational resources, apprenticeship programs and career opportunities on Tuesday as Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) and district partners host the 8th Annual Fresh Coast Classic College and Resource Fair.
Sponsors of the event include the Mandel Group, Molina Healthcare, MPS, the Forest County Potawatomi Foundation, Running Rebels and the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee (UWM).
“Milwaukee Public Schools and our partners are committed to preparing students for success in college and careers,” MPS Superintendent Dr. …
Funds will strengthen academic, behavioral and mental health supports for students
MILWAUKEE – Students in Milwaukee Public Schools will receive greater academic, behavioral and mental health supports thanks to the district’s successful efforts to help bring in $9.1 million in competitive grants, the district announced this month.
“These grants support and complement the important work taking place in schools every day to prepare students for college and careers and to ensure a strong safety net is in place for our students,” MPS Superintendent Dr. Darienne Driver said.
The grants MPS students will benefit …
Among some of the most necessary school subjects are math and science.
Not only are they crucial to a student’s success, they’re also incredibly challenging and intimidating to some students.
Time Warner Cable and Discovery World are taking a big step to alleviate the fears that children may have toward these subjects.
This past Saturday, Nov. 8, children and their parents and guardians flocked to Discovery World to take part in STEMfest Milwaukee, “STEM” standing for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. It’s an all-day event that celebrates math and science as fun and …
UWM is working to change the stereotypes and the prospects for young African-American males through a collaborative effort called the African American Male Initiative.
“This effort is a merger of two initiatives aimed at black youth to help them be successful,” says Jim Hill, associate vice chancellor for Student Affairs.
The collaboration grows out of Saving Black Boys – an initiative that Gary L. Williams director of the Black Cultural Center and the Institute for Intercultural Research started at UWM several years ago – and efforts on the part of Student Affairs …
By Karen Stokes
Dr. Darienne Driver 36, is the first woman and one of the youngest individuals to be named Superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS).
Driver is the fourth African American superintendent of MPS. She is following Dr. Gregory Thornton who resigned as Superintendent in June to take the position of CEO of Baltimore City Public Schools.
She has been working as interim Superintendent since June, but Dr. Darienne Driver began her position as official Superintendent on October 1.
Driver received her undergraduate degree from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia.
She received a master’s …
GPS Education Partners were presented with a major contribution from the AT&T Aspire program to help 100 students graduate from high school during an event on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at Capitol Stampings Corporation in Milwaukee.
Stephanie Borowski, President of GPS Education Partners, Scott T. VanderSanden, AT&T Wisconsin State President, Ald. Russell Stamper, and Dr. Darienne Driver, newly appointed Superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools were all in attendance on Thursday.
The funding that AT&T contributed will enable GPS to establish five education centers in Wisconsin over the next two years, including two …
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, …
Seeds of Health and the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee are pleased to announce that two of their charter schools, Tenor High School and Veritas High School, are at the top of the list of public high schools in the City of Milwaukee.
Tenor High School ranked second and Veritas High School ranked third in the 2013-2014 Wisconsin Department of Education School Report Scores and Ratings. Tenor High School, opened in 2005, is a public charter school chartered through the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
At Tenor, students are given the opportunity to earn their …