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Project Milwaukee
8:49 am
Fri June 4, 2010

School Funding

Children listen to a book being read at La Escuela Fratney.

Over the past week, WUWM has been exploring barriers to achievement in the Milwaukee Public Schools system. Today, on the final day of our Project Milwaukee series, we ask the question: is more generous funding the key to producing better grades? As WUWM's Ann-Elise Henzl learned, it depends on whom you ask.

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Project Milwaukee
8:46 am
Fri June 4, 2010

Business Plays Role in Success or Failure of MPS

Lorenzo Ramirez interacts with Project Lead the Way classmates at Hartford Avenue University.

It’s often been said that it takes a village to raise a child. While the old African proverb may be a bit cliché, some Milwaukee area businesses have taken it to heart. In the final installment of our Project Milwaukee series about educating Milwaukee’s children, WUWM’s LaToya Dennis reports on how companies are teaming up with Milwaukee Public Schools to boost student success. It’s just after lunch at Hartford University School on the campus of UW-Milwaukee. The class I’m visiting is Project Lead the Way.

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Project Milwaukee
5:57 pm
Thu June 3, 2010

Live Project Milwaukee: Reform & Reality

Alan Borsuk
Dani Gellings & Cynthia Hoffman

We wrap up our live Project Milwaukee show with a reality check from Alan Borsuk. Borsuk is a senior fellow in law and public policy at Marquette University's Law School. Borsuk writes for the Law School faculty blog and magazine, as well as the Web site and other publications. He spent ten out of his 37 years at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel covering education and writes a Sunday column.

Project Milwaukee
5:55 pm
Thu June 3, 2010

Teachers Talk About Challenges and Rewards

Student teacher Amani Asad (right) teaches a poetry lesson to a class at Bay View High School.

We now continue out Project Milwaukee series, exploring the barriers that confront thousands of Milwaukee Public School students. Today, WUWM’s Marti Mikkelson takes us to one of the lowest performing schools in the state: Bay View High School on the city’s south side. She spoke with teachers and other adult leaders there about educating a relatively large number of students who are struggling academically or personally.

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Project Milwaukee
5:52 pm
Thu June 3, 2010

MPS Superintendent Andrekopoulos

Project Milwaukee Live Broadcast
Dani Gellings & Cynthia Hoffman

In this Project Milwaukee segment, Bob Bach interviews outgoing MPS superintendent William Andrekopoulos. Their conversation was broadcast live, before a studio audience, as part of our special coverage.

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