Ethnicity http://wuwm.com en India Fest Becomes Milwaukee's Newest Ethnic Festival http://wuwm.com/post/india-fest-becomes-milwaukees-newest-ethnic-festival <p>For many, it would not be summer in Milwaukee without our lineup of ethnic festivals.&nbsp; Thu, 22 Aug 2013 21:02:12 +0000 Dan Harmon & Stephanie Lecci 11397 at http://wuwm.com India Fest Becomes Milwaukee's Newest Ethnic Festival Esparanza Unida to Explore Immigration Reform with Sen. Johnson http://wuwm.com/post/esparanza-unida-explore-immigration-reform-sen-johnson <p>The future of immigration reform efforts in Congress remains in question two days after House Speaker John Boehner held a closed door meeting with leading Republicans. Fri, 12 Jul 2013 18:51:40 +0000 Eleanor Peterson & Mitch Teich 8016 at http://wuwm.com Esparanza Unida to Explore Immigration Reform with Sen. Johnson Expert: Considering Students' Home Language Could Help School Performance http://wuwm.com/post/expert-considering-students-home-language-could-help-school-performance <p>Hayes Bilingual School in Milwaukee scores 62.2 on the state report card system. That means it’s just shy of meeting expectations. Most MPS schools fall at or below that level, but Hayes is different. Its growth score is 86 – well above the state average. The school’s dual-immersion approach seems to be generating improvements in both math and reading. Wed, 13 Mar 2013 17:55:24 +0000 Amy Kiley 2107 at http://wuwm.com Expert: Considering Students' Home Language Could Help School Performance Author Finds "Stain of Segregation" in Milwaukee's Schools Both Past and Present http://wuwm.com/post/author-finds-stain-segregation-milwaukees-schools-both-past-and-present <p>Some public school advocates are sounding alarms over several issues in Governor Walker's proposed biennial budget. They point to essentially unchanged state aid and a call for expanding the state's voucher program as new challenges to Wisconsin's public school systems. Some also say that the effort to reward higher-performing schools would come at the expensive of schools already facing a steep climb, in districts such as Milwaukee Public Schools. Tue, 05 Mar 2013 20:29:51 +0000 Mitch Teich & Eleanor Peterson 1547 at http://wuwm.com Author Finds "Stain of Segregation" in Milwaukee's Schools Both Past and Present MPS-Morehouse Partnership Builds Bridge to College for Young Black Men http://wuwm.com/post/mps-morehouse-partnership-builds-bridge-college-young-black-men <p>In the last several weeks, the news cycle has been filled with stories of young men - many African-American - signing letters of intent to play sports at various American colleges and universities. Wed, 20 Feb 2013 18:50:38 +0000 Mitch Teich 1538 at http://wuwm.com MPS-Morehouse Partnership Builds Bridge to College for Young Black Men English Isn't Their First Language, But International Students Perform "Phantom" with Ease http://wuwm.com/post/english-isnt-their-first-language-international-students-perform-phantom-ease <p></p><p>Dominican High School in Whitefish Bay might be a small Catholic school of about 300 students, but its theatrical undertakings would be daunting for many larger institutions. Wed, 20 Feb 2013 16:13:25 +0000 Amy Kiley 2090 at http://wuwm.com English Isn't Their First Language, But International Students Perform "Phantom" with Ease Fondy Market Supports 'Opinionated Food Culture' On Near North Side http://wuwm.com/post/fondy-market-supports-opinionated-food-culture-near-north-side <p></p><p><a href="http://www.fondymarket.org/" target="_blank">The Fondy Market</a> at 22<sup>nd</sup> and Fond du Lac is one of the Near North Side’s success stories. There had been a farmer’s market in the area for decades, but about 10 years ago the market really took off in its present form, thanks in great part to Young Kim. Wed, 23 Jan 2013 19:13:37 +0000 Bonnie North 2127 at http://wuwm.com Fondy Market Supports 'Opinionated Food Culture' On Near North Side Folk Fusion http://wuwm.com/post/folk-fusion <div class="news_text">Milwaukee’s <a href="http://irishfest.com/Irishfest.htm">Irish Fest</a> returns for its annual run at the Festival Grounds on Thursday. And as is our habit, we’ll feature a few of the bands playing there over the course of the week. While there will be music with an obvious Irish feel, the focus of this year’s festival will also have a distinctly American sound. That’s because many of the acts will spotlight how traditional Irish music evolved into the bluegrass sound we think of as native to Appalachia. Mon, 13 Aug 2012 20:06:50 +0000 Bonnie North 2142 at http://wuwm.com Folk Fusion Latino Arts Strings http://wuwm.com/post/latino-arts-strings <p></p><p>Lake Effect contributor Amy Kiley produced our report on the <a href="http://www.latinoartsinc.org/LatinoArts/Strings.htm" target="_blank">Latino Arts Strings Program</a>. The musicians of the program will be performing for the Milwaukee Art Museum’s Day of the Dead Family this Sunday at 1:30 PM.</p> Fri, 29 Oct 2010 15:46:21 +0000 Amy Kiley 2085 at http://wuwm.com Latino Arts Strings