Milwaukee Public Schools says it has a plan to turn around Bradley Tech.
The south side high school opened more than a century ago as the first public school to teach the trades. Over the decades, it churned out graduates prepared for jobs with local industry, and in 2002, donors helped build a new state-of-the-art building.
But last year, Bradley Tech ranked last among MPS high schools on measures including academic performance and college readiness. The school also struggles with behavioral problems and absenteeism.