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Education
1:00 am
Thu November 7, 2013

New MPS Teacher Finds Pleasures, Pressures in First Months

Daniel Timothy Graves describes a classroom assignment to his second graders
Credit Ann-Elise Henzl

MPS has hundreds of new teachers this year, because so many veterans retired in spring.

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Education
1:53 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

Charter Schools' Impact On MPS' Bottom Line

Credit Photos.com

Enrollment in MPS doesn’t just depend on how many students live in the district, but how many parents choose to send their kids to charter or voucher schools.

Milwaukee’s online Neighborhood News Service recently looked at how the number of schools chartered by MPS compares to the number of independent charter schools in the city. Reporter Edgar Mendez joins Lake Effect to share what he learned.

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Arts & Culture
8:01 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Iconic Milwaukee Sports Stadium Closing

South Stadium bustling in 1980
Credit Mike Wenzel

Milwaukee's South Stadium near 9th and Lincoln will close at the conclusion of two games that will be played there this afternoon and tonight.

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Politics & Government
4:43 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

State may Force MPS to Sell Vacant School Buildings to Other Educators

Some legislators say Milwaukee should give other educational entities four years to purchase vacant MPS buildings.
Credit Michelle Maternowski

The state may pressure Milwaukee Public Schools to sell vacant buildings to other educational entities.

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Education
8:51 am
Wed October 9, 2013

MPS Considers Turning Former Dover School on South Side Into Apartments

The former Dover Street School on the south side of Milwaukee could be redeveloped into apartments for teachers and other young professionals. MPS will hold a community meeting Wednesday to discuss the idea.

School Board member Meagan Holman says ideas floated in the past for Dover have not gained traction, including as an arts center or charter school. But Holman says people seem excited about the possibility of apartments.

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Politics & Government
5:32 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Legislators Want to Force MPS to Sell Unused Buildings

Voucher school has been seeking to purchase a vacant MPS building

Plan from GOP Sen. Alberta Darling and Rep. Joe Sanfelippo would make Milwaukee Public Schools sell vacant buildings to other 'education operators.'

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Education
8:00 am
Fri September 20, 2013

Riverside Students say No to Metal Detectors

Milton Byers (left) and Yeng Meng Xiong are seniors at Riverside high school. They do not want metal detectors used in their school.

Riverside University High School this week became one of the last high schools in MPS to get metal detectors.

Quite a few students have mounted a protest. They’ve collected more than 1,000 signatures of fellow classmates who don’t want metal detectors in their school.

"We are not criminals, we are scholars," Riverside's senior class president Yeng Meng Xiong says.

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Education
1:00 am
Wed September 18, 2013

Community Activists Rally Against Privatization of Low Performing Schools

Community activists say they want to make sure no MPS schools are privatized.

There was a rally downtown late Tuesday, outside the offices of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce.

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Education
4:26 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

MPS Dumps Letter Grades for K-8

Milwaukee Public Schools is following a trend in education - moving away from traditional letter grades. 

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Education
1:08 am
Tue September 17, 2013

MPS Continues to Fill Teaching Positions

Milwaukee Public Schools remains short-staffed two weeks after the start of the school year.

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