voucher schools

Education
1:00 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Milwaukee Voucher Program Turns 25: MPS School on the Rise

MPS' Benjamin Franklin School is educating children in one of the most challenging parts of the city - and achievement is growing.
Credit Erin Toner

Thousands of students and hundreds of millions of public dollars that might have gone to Milwaukee Public Schools instead went to private schools in the last quarter century. Still, several MPS schools are showing improvement.

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Education
1:00 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Milwaukee Voucher Program Turns 25: What It Has Taught

Educators continue working to boost the academic performance of more Milwaukee students.

The city's education scene is much more diverse than in 1990, when school choice started here, but overall student achievement has barely budged.

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Education
1:00 am
Thu November 20, 2014

Milwaukee Voucher Program Turns 25: Impact on MPS

Students at Benjamin Franklin School on Milwaukee's north side work with their teacher, Glenda Stacker.
Credit Erin Toner

It’s been 25 years since the Wisconsin Legislature approved a voucher program for the city of Milwaukee. How has it impacted the public school district? 

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Education
1:00 am
Wed November 19, 2014

Milwaukee Voucher Program Turns 25: The Biggest Player

The lunch room at St. Anthony High School is a small quadrant of a former sports complex.
Credit Marge Pitrof

Nearly all 2,000 students enrolled St. Anthony School on Milwaukee's south side are attending the Catholic K-12 school on a state voucher.

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Education
1:00 am
Tue November 18, 2014

Milwaukee Voucher Program Turns 25: Student Performance

Aiden Peters wears his school's 'presidential tie'; the gold indicates he has straight A's
Credit Marge Pitrof

Program advocates insisted competition would raise student achievement citywide. Generally, test scores of Milwaukee voucher and public school students remain low.

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Education
1:00 am
Mon November 17, 2014

Milwaukee Voucher Program Turns 25: The History

Senior Diana Lopez has attended St. Anthony School since 3rd grade. It appears to be the largest voucher school in the country.
Credit Marge Pitrof

The Milwaukee Parental Choice Program is America's longest-running private school voucher program, and it has changed the city's education landscape.

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Education
1:00 am
Tue June 3, 2014

St. Marcus Voucher School Attempts to Purchase Empty MPS Building, Again

St. Marcus School is located in the Brewer's Hill Neighborhood on Milwaukee's north side.
Credit Jeramey Jannene, Flickr

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

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Thu September 12, 2013

Bill Would Require More Accountability For Voucher Schools

Lawmakers will hear testimony Thursday on a bill that would require extensive accountability for voucher schools
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Wisconsin has never required voucher schools to account for their operations as public schools must. Things would change under a bill up for a hearing Thursday at the State Capitol.

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