Education

Education
1:46 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

What Do Milwaukee Public Schools Need in a New Superintendent?

What do Milwaukee Public Schools' students need from their new superintendent?
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews education analysts Paul Hill and Michael Casserly.

The time of transition continues in Milwaukee Public Schools.  The state’s largest school district is looking for a new superintendent after the announcement earlier this year that Gregory Thornton is leaving to run the public school system in Baltimore.

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Education
4:17 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

Analyst: 'Frustration' May Have Led Superintendent Gregory Thornton to Leave MPS

MPS Superintendent Gregory Thornton will leave Milwaukee to head up the Baltimore school district.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews education analyst Alan Borsuk.

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.

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Education
4:42 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Debate Reignites as Concerns Linger over Common Core Standards in Schools

Common Core Standards are causing concern among politicians. Are the students tested on material that is too advanced?
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Though Wisconsin adopted the Common Core Standards three years ago, recent debate has reignited the discussion over  how to measure academic standards, school accountability, charter schools, and even real estate.

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World
2:40 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

Former Nigerian President Visits UWM to Build Educational Partnership

Former Nigerian President Chief Olusegun Obasanjo was in Milwaukee this week (pictured here at the WUWM studios) to discuss educational collaborations with UWM.
Credit Bonnie North

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, former President of Nigeria.

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.

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Arts & Culture
4:08 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

'Dairy Queen' Author Brings Back Wisconsin-Based Characters

Heaven is Paved with Oreos is Catherine Gilbert Murdoch's newest book.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich speaks with author Catherine Gilbert Murdock.

Catherine Murdock’s Wisconsin-based series of middle grade novels was supposed to be done by now.  But after the Dairy Queen trilogy concluded, Murdock couldn’t let the characters go.

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