Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service http://wuwm.com en Report: Nearly 100K Driver's Licenses Suspended Each Year in Milwaukee http://wuwm.com/post/report-nearly-100k-drivers-licenses-suspended-each-year-milwaukee <p>Many of Milwaukee's poorest residents are dealing with a double-whammy when it comes to access to employment: poverty and suspended driving privileges.</p><p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 21:24:33 +0000 Mitch Teich 20409 at http://wuwm.com Report: Nearly 100K Driver's Licenses Suspended Each Year in Milwaukee Charter Schools' Impact On MPS' Bottom Line http://wuwm.com/post/charter-schools-impact-mps-bottom-line <p></p><p>Enrollment in MPS doesn’t just depend on how many students live in the district, but how many parents choose to send their kids to charter or voucher schools.<br /><br /><a href="http://www.milwaukeenns.org/2013/10/28/fewer-mps-charters-declining-enrollment-add-up-to-lost-revenue/" target="_blank">Milwaukee’s online Neighborhood News Service</a> recently looked at how the number of schools chartered by MPS compares to the number of independent charter schools in the city. Reporter Edgar Mendez joins <em>Lake Effect </em>to share what he learned.</p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 19:53:18 +0000 Mitch Teich 17213 at http://wuwm.com Charter Schools' Impact On MPS' Bottom Line Could Wisconsin Students be Facing an Earlier Start Date? http://wuwm.com/post/could-wisconsin-students-be-facing-earlier-start-date <p><strong>Public schools in Wisconsin start after Labor Day. But, a bill proposed in both houses of the Wisconsin legislature might change future start dates.</strong> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 20:00:18 +0000 Eleanor Peterson & Mitch Teich 14652 at http://wuwm.com Could Wisconsin Students be Facing an Earlier Start Date? Duplicate Data Entries Show Some Crime Stats Higher http://wuwm.com/post/duplicate-data-entries-show-some-crime-stats-higher <p>If you were thinking of moving to a particular neighborhood in Milwaukee, you’d likely want to know a number of things: how is public transportation, say, and are there parks and libraries nearby? But perhaps most important would be the crime rates – what are they and are they going down, or up?</p><p>The Milwaukee Police Department maintains a <a href="http://city.milwaukee.gov/Police/crimemapsandstatistics" target="_blank">public website</a> for just such searches, but it turns out their data contained many duplicate records – which would obviously skew search results.</p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 15:26:47 +0000 Bonnie North 9463 at http://wuwm.com Changes to the GED Tests: A Double-Edged Sword? http://wuwm.com/post/changes-ged-tests-double-edged-sword <p>Major changes are on the way for the series of tests known as the G-E-D, or General Educational Development tests.&nbsp; Tue, 25 Jun 2013 18:23:35 +0000 Mitch Teich 6629 at http://wuwm.com Changes to the GED Tests: A Double-Edged Sword?