Project Milwaukee: Barriers to Achievement in MPS http://wuwm.com en Teacher Round-table http://wuwm.com/post/teacher-round-table <p>Our MPS teacher round-table featured members of the <a href="http://www.ensj.org/" target="_blank">Educators' Network for Social Justice</a>, who talked about their experiences working in the district and the challenges they face. Fri, 04 Jun 2010 14:01:48 +0000 Stephanie Lecci 2426 at http://wuwm.com Teacher Round-table Teacher Mentor http://wuwm.com/post/teacher-mentor <p>We learn about a program within MPS to mentor teachers during the earliest and often most challenging years of their career. Amy Mizialko is a district mentor with Milwaukee Public Schools. She’s also a former teacher – she’s been with MPS for 18 years. Mitch Teich spoke with her for our “Project Milwaukee: Barriers to Achievement in MPS” series. Fri, 04 Jun 2010 13:58:34 +0000 Mitch Teich 2425 at http://wuwm.com Special Ed Teacher http://wuwm.com/post/special-ed-teacher <p>We hear the perspective of one woman who is fairly new to teaching, but not to the education world. Nancy Wisniewski is a special education resource teacher at Milwaukee German Immersion and Milwaukee French Immersion schools. She was interviewed in the basement of her house, by her daughter, our intern, Kirsten Wisniewski. Their conversation is part of our “Project Milwaukee: Barriers to Achievement in MPS” series. Fri, 04 Jun 2010 13:56:46 +0000 Kirsten Wisniewski 2424 at http://wuwm.com Teacher/Blogger http://wuwm.com/post/teacherblogger <p>MPS teacher and blogger Jay Bullock believes it's important for teachers to speak up in the broader conversation about education reform. Bullock is an English teacher at <a href="http://www5.milwaukee.k12.wi.us/school/bayview/" target="_blank">Bay View High School</a>. He has been blogging at "<a href="http://folkbum.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">folkbum's rambles and rants</a>" on politics, music and education for seven years. Bullock is also the education columnist for the<a href="http://bayviewcompass.com/archives/category/hall-monitor" target="_blank"><em> Bay View Compass</em></a>. He spoke with Stephanie Lecci as part of our “Project Milwaukee: Barriers to Achievement in MPS” series. Fri, 04 Jun 2010 13:54:49 +0000 Stephanie Lecci 2423 at http://wuwm.com Don't Forget the Subs http://wuwm.com/post/dont-forget-subs <p>Carolyn Bucior says substitute teachers are often a forgotten part of the education equation. Bucior is a freelance writer in Milwaukee. She’s currently working on a memoir about substitute teaching. You also can read <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/03/opinion/03bucior.html?_r=0" target="_blank">her essay</a> on the subject that ran in the <em>New York Times</em> in January and listen to all of our Project Milwaukee interviews and WUWM feature stories from the past week. Fri, 04 Jun 2010 13:52:04 +0000 Carolyn Bucior 2422 at http://wuwm.com