Education http://wuwm.com en What Do Milwaukee Public Schools Need in a New Superintendent? http://wuwm.com/post/what-do-milwaukee-public-schools-need-new-superintendent <p>The time of transition continues in Milwaukee Public Schools.&nbsp; The state’s largest school district is looking for a new superintendent after the announcement earlier this year that <a href="http://wuwm.com/post/analyst-frustration-may-have-led-superintendent-gregory-thornton-leave-mps" target="_blank">Gregory Thornton is leaving</a> to run the public school system in Baltimore. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 18:46:00 +0000 Eleanor Peterson & Mitch Teich 28378 at http://wuwm.com What Do Milwaukee Public Schools Need in a New Superintendent? Analyst: 'Frustration' May Have Led Superintendent Gregory Thornton to Leave MPS http://wuwm.com/post/analyst-frustration-may-have-led-superintendent-gregory-thornton-leave-mps <p></p><p>As the Milwaukee school board prepares to name an interim superintendent, one education analyst says outgoing Milwaukee Public School head Gregory Thornton took a new gig out of frustration. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 22:17:27 +0000 Stephanie Lecci & Mitch Teich 25112 at http://wuwm.com Analyst: 'Frustration' May Have Led Superintendent Gregory Thornton to Leave MPS Debate Reignites as Concerns Linger over Common Core Standards in Schools http://wuwm.com/post/debate-reignites-concerns-linger-over-common-core-standards-schools <p></p><p>Though Wisconsin adopted the <a href="http://commoncore.dpi.wi.gov/" target="_blank">Common Core Standards</a> three years ago, recent debate has reignited the discussion over&nbsp; how to measure academic standards, school accountability, charter schools, and even real estate. Fri, 07 Feb 2014 22:42:00 +0000 Eleanor Peterson & Mitch Teich 24187 at http://wuwm.com Debate Reignites as Concerns Linger over Common Core Standards in Schools Former Nigerian President Visits UWM to Build Educational Partnership http://wuwm.com/post/former-nigerian-president-visits-uwm-build-educational-partnership <p>Former President of Nigeria Chief Olusegun Obasanjo was in Milwaukee this week, his second visit in an effort to forge a collaborative educational effort with UW-Milwaukee. Thu, 19 Dec 2013 20:40:08 +0000 Stephanie Lecci & Mitch Teich 20576 at http://wuwm.com Former Nigerian President Visits UWM to Build Educational Partnership 'Dairy Queen' Author Brings Back Wisconsin-Based Characters http://wuwm.com/post/dairy-queen-author-brings-back-wisconsin-based-characters <p><a href="http://catherinemurdock.com" target="_blank">Catherine Murdock’s</a> Wisconsin-based series of middle grade novels was supposed to be done by now.&nbsp; But after the Dairy Queen trilogy concluded, Murdock couldn’t let the characters go. Fri, 22 Nov 2013 22:08:12 +0000 Eleanor Peterson & Mitch Teich 18497 at http://wuwm.com 'Dairy Queen' Author Brings Back Wisconsin-Based Characters