Milwaukee Public Schools

6:00 am
Thu December 18, 2014

MPS Superintendent Darienne Driver Says Her Focus is Successful Students

MPS Superintendent Darienne Driver says there are a lot of opportunities within her district

It’s been about three months since the Milwaukee Public School System named 36-year-old Darienne Driver as its Superintendent.

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3:10 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

Report: Stunning Level of Truancy Among MPS Students

According to the state Department of Public Instruction, more than 70 percent of MPS high school students were considered truant in the 2012-2013 school year.
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There has been a lot of effort spent in recent years to improve the dropout rate in the state’s largest school district.

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3:42 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

No Struggle, No Progress: Dr. Howard Fuller's Story

Dr. Howard Fuller's new memoir details his life in social and educational reforms, including his time as Superintendent for Milwaukee Public Schools.

There are few people in the Milwaukee education community who don't have strong feelings, one way or another, about Dr. Howard Fuller.

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3:01 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

Local Seniors Go Back To School To Help Kids Read

The Tutoring Program is a volunteer driven tutoring program designed to improve the academic performance of MPS students.

As students head back to school, so to are a team of volunteer literacy tutors.

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6:00 am
Thu May 15, 2014

Items on Milwaukee Teachers Union Wish List for 2014 MPS Budget

Many MPS librarians work at multiple schools. The MTEA would like to see at least a half-time librarian in every building.
Credit LaToya Dennis

The union is pleased the proposed budget for Milwaukee Public Schools adds art, music and physical education teachers but says students deserve more.

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11:49 am
Fri May 9, 2014

Two Milwaukee Educators Win Award for Promoting and Teaching Music

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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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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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Committee OKs MPS Plan to Turn Malcolm X School Building into Mixed Use Property

MPS has moved a step closer to selling its vacant Malcolm X school building to a developer. A Common Council committee gave the nod Wednesday.

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12:31 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

MPS and Teachers Collaborate on Handbook to Replace Contract

Staff handbook will be MPS employee guide, starting in July

Milwaukee Public Schools and the Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Association released a joint statement Friday, announcing passage of a handbook for MPS employees.

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Economy & Business
3:19 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

What Else Could Milwaukee Do With Its Vacant School Buildings?

The Sherman Park Senior Living Community building was once an MPS middle school.
Credit Sherman Park Senior Living

Sherman Park Senior Living Community celebrated its grand opening this week.

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