Education

Mitch Teich, Lake Effect

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

Photos.com

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

Jon Rawlinson, flickr

For the past three decades, doctors and pharmacists have worked together to eliminate HIV/AIDS around the world. And recently that partnership is getting renewed attention in Wisconsin.

City Year Milwaukee

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.

UWM

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

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.

Wisconsin Students Soon Required to Take ACTs

Oct 8, 2013
Or Hiltch, flickr

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.

The Hacker Family, Milwaukee, WI

After planning for several years, the 40-acre Rotary Centennial Arboretum opens along the Milwaukee River north of downtown this weekend.

MPS Dumps Letter Grades for K-8

Sep 17, 2013

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

Amid Sagging Enrollment, High Schools Turn to Self-Promotion

Sep 10, 2013
Bill McChesney/Flickr

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

The Department of Natural Resources  announced its staff will take over operation of the MacKenzie Environmental Education Center, located in Poynette, Wisconsin.

Phil Roeder/Flickr

Urban Milwaukee

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

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.

Kaufmanmusiccenter.org

Musicians from Wisconsin and beyond gathered in Waunakee this summer to learn about a Swiss music education method.

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