1:00 am
Wed April 9, 2014

Task Force to Begin Tackling Wisconsin's Racial Achievement Gap

A national foundation ranked Wisconsin dead last in educational disparities between white children and black children.
Credit Fuse

On Wednesday, a committee of educators will meet in Madison to begin looking for ways to close achievement gaps.

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8:37 am
Tue April 8, 2014

Wisconsin Schools: Test Scores Up, Racial Gaps Persist, Voucher Schools Gain

Statewide, test scores have improved over five years, by 1.8% in math and 1.1% in reading.

According to test scores released by the Department of Public Instruction, Wisconsin students overall have improved in math and reading.

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10:26 am
Mon March 3, 2014

New MPS Teacher Getting into the “Rhythm” of Teaching Second Grade

Dan Graves blends English and Spanish in his second grade classroom
Credit Ann-Elise Henzl

With the MPS school year about two-thirds over, we’re checking in again with new La Escuela Fratney teacher Dan Graves.

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4:36 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

MPS Superintendent Thornton Leaving for Job in Baltimore

Superintendent Gregory Thornton has held his MPS post for nearly four years

MPS board member Terry Falk told WUWM's Bob Bach that Gregory Thornton's decision to move is not a great surprise. Falk says he expects a current MPS employee will be tabbed as interim superintendent.

Gregory Thornton, who’s served as superintendent of the state’s largest school district since 2010, is stepping down from his post.

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6:00 am
Wed November 20, 2013

Dover Street School Future: Teacher Housing or Sold to Choice School?

MPS wants to convert the vacant Dover Street School into housing for teachers
Credit Marge Pitrof

The Milwaukee Public Schools district is deciding what to do with another vacant building. MPS no longer uses Dover School in Bay View.

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