Archive for August, 2010

St. Marcus kicks campaign up a level … to the roof!

If you’ve been reading our blogs, you know that Kohl’s Cares for Kids is having a school popularity contest that will earn 20 schools $500,000 each, once the votes are tallied. I wrote about it in July and Jeff Sherman wrote about it a couple weeks later, too. Today, reader — and St. Marcus parent […]

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Looking for teachers for the teacher spotlight

Starting in September, OnMilwaukee.com will run a six-week series of articles called the teacher spotlight. The articles will run in the Kids & Family channel on the site. Every Monday, OnMilwaukee.com will showcase an outstanding Milwaukee Public Schools’ teacher. Hence, if you would like to nominate one, please e-mail me at molly@staff.onmilwaukee.com with his or […]

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Anticipating the bell: Schools prepare for kids’ return

The bell rings for most Milwaukee area school districts next week. In reality, a lot of teachers have been working on their own time since mid-summer: decorating, organizing materials and preparing lessons. I love teachers. I’m surrounded by them in my family. Two daughters, two sisters and my wife, Mary, are all involved in teaching […]

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Is mandatory kindergarten a good idea?

Last October, Gov. Jim Doyle signed a law that required Wisconsin children to complete kindergarten before being admitted to first grade. This law goes into effect this academic year. Prior to the new law, kids were not required to attend school until age 6. The law went into affect to stress the importance of early […]

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