MPS

MPS Dumps Letter Grades for K-8

Sep 17, 2013

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

MPS Continues to Fill Teaching Positions

Sep 17, 2013

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

Ann-Elise Henzl

Classes start Tuesday for most Milwaukee Public Schools and hundreds of new teachers. We'll follow a newcomer, starting with his preparations.

MPS is preparing for the new school year, after a huge turnover in personnel.

MPS Will Add Staff

Jun 12, 2013

MPS will add more than three dozen new art, music and phy-ed teachers as part of a new budget approved last night.

Rufus King in Milwaukee has won ACT's national College and Career Transition Award for high schools.

It’s often been said that it takes a village to raise a child. While the old African proverb may be a bit cliché, some Milwaukee area businesses have taken it to heart. In the final installment of our Project Milwaukee series about educating Milwaukee’s children, WUWM’s LaToya Dennis reports on how companies are teaming up with Milwaukee Public Schools to boost student success. It’s just after lunch at Hartford University School on the campus of UW-Milwaukee. The class I’m visiting is Project Lead the Way.

WUWM now continues its Project Milwaukee series, exploring the barriers that hold back some Milwaukee Public School students from achieving at a higher level.

Today we look at the role parents play in their children’s success.

WUWM’s Susan Bence met people who care passionately and have strong opinions about the importance of family in a child’s life.

Poverty and Violence Impact MPS Students

Jun 1, 2010

There’s been no shortage of stories about dismal test scores in the Milwaukee Public Schools system. We’ve heard less about how it performs in helping students and families address personal and social problems. No other district in the state uses as many resources as MPS to address the non-academic needs of its students. Those needs are the subject of today’s installment of our series, Project Milwaukee: Barriers to Achievement in MPS.

Education Policy vs. Education Practice

May 28, 2010

Education policy analyst Barbara Bales gives us an overview of where educational policy intersects with classroom practice. Bales is an assistant professor at the UWM School of Education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. She is also a former middle-level teacher. Her research focuses on teacher education, teacher preparation, and the tug-of-war between local, state and national education policy. She spoke with Stephanie Lecci for our "Project Milwaukee: Barriers to Achievement in MPS" series.

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