Education

Education
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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Education
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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Education
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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Education
5:14 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

Wisconsin Students Soon Required to Take ACTs

Math is one of the big sections on the ACTs, a test that soon all Wisconsin high school students will be required to take.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Kreigh Knerr about ACT test prep.

More Wisconsin students than ever will soon take the ACT exam, thanks to changes in state education policy, which will next year will make the test a requirement for high schoolers.

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Education
4:26 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

MPS Dumps Letter Grades for K-8

Milwaukee Public Schools is following a trend in education - moving away from traditional letter grades. 

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Education
2:41 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Amid Sagging Enrollment, High Schools Turn to Self-Promotion

How are schools marketing themselves to prospective students?
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Lake Effect's Dan Harmon speaks to Larry Sussman about schools' ad campaigns.

What's driving the heated competition for new high school students in Milwaukee?

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Education
3:20 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

'Cold War University': Protests, Policies Divided Madison Community

The University of Wisconsin in Madison struggled to find a balance between Cold War policies and its student protests.
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Lake Effect's Rachel Bloom interviews author Matthew Levin.

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Politics & Government
3:49 pm
Sat August 24, 2013

What Milwaukee News Did You Miss This Week?

News analyst Bruce Murphy is the editor and chief columnist for UrbanMilwaukee.com.
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Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews news analyst Bruce Murphy about the week's top stories.

News of suspended Brewer Ryan Braun’s apology dominated much of the local news this week.

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Education
11:38 am
Mon August 5, 2013

After Sikh Temple Shooting, Organization Promotes Social Peace Among Students

Superintendent Dr. Gregory Thorton at Serve 2 Unite press conference.
Serve 2 Unite

The tragic shooting at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin one year ago ignited an organization to form to help prevent future tragedies from happening.

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Arts & Culture
5:51 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Good Nutrition Takes Center Stage…Literally

Milwaukee Public Theatre's "Out to Lunch" will entertain and teach kids the benefits to eating their vegetables.
Credit Martin Cathrae, Flickr

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews Milwaukee Public Theatre representatives about their new show.

 Milwaukee Public Theatre says "Eat Your Vegetables!"

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