Education

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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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Students at most colleges and universities around the state are back in class at this point. For a group of students that spent the summer in Milwaukee, they take back with them lessons learned in developing environmental curricula for young people.

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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.  

Jeramey Jannene

This year Milwaukee was host to the annual three day conference for the International Society of Arboriculture. Arborists from around the world traveled to Milwaukee to discuss best practices and share information about how to protect and nurture our urban canopy. And as you might guess, it takes some work to keep it healthy. Local arborists tackle everything from invasive species like the Emerald Ash Borer to everyday stressors like road salt and drought.

Essay: Reflection on 50th High School Reunion

Aug 1, 2014
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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. 

Marquette University

The news this Spring that Michael Lovell would leave his role as Chancellor at UW-Milwaukee to become the next President of Marquette University stunned many in the Milwaukee community.

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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.

Wisconsin’s voucher schools have until June 30 to voluntarily provide data about students with disabilities to the state.

Erik Petersons, PCMS Concerts

Piano Arts is bringing together the cream of the crop of young pianists this week for its biennial North American Piano Competition, one of the most prominent competitions for these musicians.

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A recent report named Wisconsin as the worst state for the welfare of black children.

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In the United States, some two million children are believed to have one or both parents behind bars.

We talk with two people honored for their contribution to arts education today.  John Waite is the director of instrumental music at Hamilton High School in Sussex and the winner of the Civic Music Association of Milwaukee’s 2014 Music Teacher of the Year Award.

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The Washington Post has ranked what it considers the top high schools in the country when it comes to challenging their students.

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Great violinist and educator Itzhak Perlman will play a concert Saturday evening in Kohler as part of the Kohler Foundation’s Distinguished Guest Series.

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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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