12:56 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

Quantifying K-12 Education Across Milwaukee

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Among the issues before the state legislature in the coming session will be potential expansion of school choice programs to other parts of the state. 

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1:00 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Educators Share Ideas at National Conference in Milwaukee on Urban Schools

Educators from across the country browsed the exhibits Thursday at the Council of Great City Schools conference.
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Topics range from enacting Common Core state standards to hiring good teachers.

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1:49 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Assembly Bill Aims To Change The Way Wisconsin's Technical Colleges Are Funded & Governed

MATC - Downtown Milwaukee Campus
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If passed, the ramifications of a proposed bill that would change how we pay for and govern the state’s area technical schools.

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3:06 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

Hope Against Hope: Questions About Education Reform

Sarah Carr is an education reporter based in New Orleans, and formerly wrote about education for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

The atmosphere of school choice in Wisconsin is the subject of study by people on many sides of the education reform debate in this country.  

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Arts & Culture
1:34 pm
Fri August 1, 2014

Essay: Reflection on 50th High School Reunion

High school cheerleaders from 1965
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[Originally aired in August 2011]

About 30 years ago, when my father’s class from Milwaukee’s old North Division High School got together for their 50th reunion, they enjoyed it so much they decided to keep on meeting annually. They elected my dad their class president, a post he held for many years until his advancing Parkinson’s kept him from attending the annual get-togethers.  Every year he would prepare a speech that was really an essay, looking backward over the decades, and memorializing those who had died in the intervening months. 

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11:44 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Honey vs. Vinegar: Resolving Conflict by Showing Respect and Respecting Dignity

As the adage says, you can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar. Merens suggests that we use a little more honey when tackling conflict management.

We all have examples of when conflict resolution goes wrong, we yell at the customer service representative at the credit card company, or the cashier snaps at you for bringing 12 items into the "10 items or fewer" checkout lane.

But we know, or we should know, that unpleasant conflict can be handled more adeptly.  A former Milwaukee radio host is adapting a conflict resolution model for law enforcement to help people in other fields better manage these situations.

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2:20 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

UWM Professor: Report Naming Wisconsin Worst for Black Kids Should Be 'Wake-Up Call'

Using indicators such as fourth-grade reading levels and rates of living in poverty, Wisconsin ranked last in the country for the well-being of black children.
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A recent report named Wisconsin as the worst state for the welfare of black children.

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Project Milwaukee
12:28 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

Parents Behind Bars Help Fund Scholarships for Inmates' Kids

The Creative Corrections fund provides college scholarships for the children of inmates, who also contribute.
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In the United States, some two million children are believed to have one or both parents behind bars.

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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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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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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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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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