Archive for January, 2007

Mad Hot Ballroom hits Milwaukee Public Schools

In 2005, “Mad Hot Ballroom” tangoed into theaters but the ballroom craze was already in full effect with TV’s “Dancing with the Stars.” The movie followed three New York Schools participating in a school-wide ballroom competition. The program taught fifth graders to foxtrot, rumba and swing dance their way to success. Now, there’s an effort […]

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Our lights are on

Being a board member for a large urban school district means I don’t get to brag too much. Our public school district faces seemingly endless challenges, and in spite of the hard work of our staff and parents, some of our schools still fail too many children. This job definitely keeps me humble. Actually, I’m […]

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