11:38 am
Tue November 5, 2013

Award-Winning Educator Shares Secrets to Successful Teaching (Including Hugs)

Lauren Boyd (center) attending a daily assembly with special education teacher Megan Miller (left) and the scholars.
Mitch Teich, Lake Effect

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich talks with teacher Lauren Boyd and Principal Maggy Olson.

An award-winning young educator and her principal share their ideas on what makes an effective teacher.

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1:57 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

Open Online Courses Bring 'Elite' Education to Everyone

Massive Open Online Courses are a growing trend in education, helping thousands access university level instruction.

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Chris Westfall, a national expert on Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs.

As distance learning is transforming education, another aspect to virtual education is also gaining a foothold, as big name universities extend their brand. 

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4:59 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

City Year's 'Near Peers' Keep Milwaukee Students on Track

City Year Milwaukee puts young adults in classrooms around the city to help keep students on track.
Credit City Year Milwaukee

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews school principal Mark Lawrence, City Year Milwaukee's Jason Holton, and Corps member Milia Mims.

There are a lot of organizations who work to supplement the work of public schools in this country – especially in places like Milwaukee, where resources are often extremely limited.

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1:30 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

Why Are Graduation Rates So Low for UWM's Black Students?

Students participate in an event at UWM's student union.
Credit UWM

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews journalist Jamaal Abdul-Alim about UWM's low graduation rates for African-American students.

A college education is seen as the key to joining the middle class in the country. 

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8:51 am
Wed October 9, 2013

MPS Considers Turning Former Dover School on South Side Into Apartments

The former Dover Street School on the south side of Milwaukee could be redeveloped into apartments for teachers and other young professionals. MPS will hold a community meeting Wednesday to discuss the idea.

School Board member Meagan Holman says ideas floated in the past for Dover have not gained traction, including as an arts center or charter school. But Holman says people seem excited about the possibility of apartments.

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