MPS

Education
1:00 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Milwaukee Voucher Program Turns 25: MPS School on the Rise

MPS' Benjamin Franklin School is educating children in one of the most challenging parts of the city - and achievement is growing.
Credit Erin Toner

Thousands of students and hundreds of millions of public dollars that might have gone to Milwaukee Public Schools instead went to private schools in the last quarter century. Still, several MPS schools are showing improvement.

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Education
11:26 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Federally Funded Program Seeks to Spark Improvement at Some Milwaukee Public Schools

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The state's report cards on school and school district success came out earlier this fall. Those performance measurements look at areas including student achievement and growth, a school's success in closing performance gaps and readiness for post-secondary education.

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Regional
9:20 am
Thu October 2, 2014

Renewed Debate Over Sales of MPS Surplus Buildings

Disagreement over the future of the former Malcom X Academy led to proposed state legislation last year.

Milwaukee’s brand new school superintendent has inherited an old problem. What should MPS do, with its shuttered school buildings?

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Education
10:00 am
Wed October 1, 2014

MPS Announces New Superintendent

Dr. Darienne Driver

The Milwaukee School Board has named Dr. Darienne Driver to lead the state's largest district.

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Education
10:56 am
Wed September 3, 2014

Last Year, Hundreds of MPS Teachers Retired; This Year, Hundreds of Newer Hires Left

Many newer teachers in MPS have departed in the past year

Once again, MPS has faced the challenge of filling hundreds of teaching positions.

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Education
2:34 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Wisconsin Ranks #2 on ACT College Entrance Exam

Both test scores and participation in the ACT edged up in Wisconsin, in 2014.

This year's Wisconsin high school graduates scored an average composite score of 22.2, out of a possible 36. Only Minnesota did better nationally, at 22.9.

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Education
6:00 am
Tue August 19, 2014

Free Breakfast & Lunch Now Available For All MPS Students

All MPS students will now get free lunch.
Credit LaToya Dennis

Starting this school year, the federal government will pay for meals for all Milwaukee Public Schools students.

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Education
1:00 am
Mon June 30, 2014

Superintendent Departs at Critical Time for Milwaukee Public Schools

MPS has seen small gains in achievement under Superintendent Gregory Thornton, but the district still faces great challenges.

After four years on the job, Monday is officially Gregory Thornton’s last day as superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools.

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Education
1:00 am
Mon June 30, 2014

New MPS Leader Will Face Dire Financial Outlook

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A new report by the Public Policy Forum in Milwaukee details the district’s dire financial picture. Forum President Rob Henken says MPS faces flat revenues, but rising costs.

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Education
1:00 am
Fri June 6, 2014

MPS Teacher Reflects on First Year: “It’s a Great Job, but it’s Brutal”

Dan Graves in his second grade classroom at Fratney at the end of the school year.
Credit Ann-Elise Henzl

With the end of the school year approaching, Dan Graves is close to completing his first year as a Milwaukee Public Schools teacher.

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