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MPS Announces New Superintendent

Oct 1, 2014

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

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

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

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

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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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
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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.

Unlike many private schools, only a few MPS high schools brag of active alumni associations that do more than track reunions.

The exceptions include Washington and Marshall.

For instance, at Sunday's graduation, the Marshall High School Alumni Association will award another round of scholarships.  It will also, as it does annually, honor a former faculty member, while an outstanding 'alum' of the year will deliver the keynote to this year's graduating seniors.

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

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

MPS to Boost Art, Music and Physical Education

May 14, 2014
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While many urban districts have been forced to axe music and art education, Milwaukee Public Schools continues to enrich those programs.

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

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