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.

LaToya Dennis

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

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

New MPS Leader Will Face Dire Financial Outlook

Jun 30, 2014

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.

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.

Jeramey Jannene, Flickr

MPS is deciding whether to sell the unused Lee Elementary School building to St. Marcus Lutheran voucher school.

MPS to Boost Art, Music and Physical Education

May 14, 2014

While many urban districts have been forced to axe music and art education, Milwaukee Public Schools continues to enrich those programs.


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

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

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.