Archive for January, 2011

School Board candidate: Mark Sain

School Board candidate: Mark Sain

School board elections take place on April and in order to help you make a more informed decision at the polls in this race, which often flies under the radar, we’ve asked each of the 11 candidates — running for five seats on the 9-member board (there are eight regional districts and one at-large seat) [...]

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GE Healthcare makes over an MPS computer lab

GE Healthcare makes over an MPS computer lab

In a collaboration separate from the recent

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High school musicians win awards

Seven of the numerous local high school students that took part in the Civic Music Association’s competition weekend on Jan. 22-23 earned spots in the prestigious CMA High School Showcase that helped close out the musical event at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music on Milwaukee’s East Side on Sunday. The students — each of whom [...]

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Milwaukee Talks: MPS Superintendent Gregory Thornton

Milwaukee Talks: MPS Superintendent Gregory Thornton

Six months into his tenure in Milwaukee, MPS Superintendent Dr. Gregory Thornton has already seen a lot. He’s gotten a hearty Midwestern welcome, but he’s also seen how issues — like MPS’ vacant land and buildings — can rear up suddenly and snarl. But he remains optimistic, if realistic, and as proposed budgets now filter [...]

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School board candidate: Jeff Spence

School board candidate: Jeff Spence

School board elections take place on April and in District 8 there are three candidates and, therefore, a primary on Feb. 15. In order to help you make a more informed decision at the polls in this race, which often flies under the radar, we’ve asked each of the 11 candidates — running for five [...]

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Local schools celebrate Black History Month

Local schools celebrate Black History Month

February is Black History Month and lots of schools in Milwaukee are taking time to honor African American contributions to this country. Here is how a few local schools are recognizing the special month, and add your school’s celebration via the Talkback feature.

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School board candidate: Meagan Holman

School board candidate: Meagan Holman

School board elections take place on April and in District 8 there are three candidates and, therefore, a primary on Feb. 15. In order to help you make a more informed decision at the polls in this race, which often flies under the radar, we’ve asked each of the 11 candidates — running for five [...]

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School board candidate: Candy Jo Lesniewski

School board candidate: Candy Jo Lesniewski

School board elections take place on April and in District 8 there are three candidates and, therefore, a primary on Feb. 15. In order to help you make a more informed decision at the polls in this race, which often flies under the radar, we’ve asked each of the 11 candidates — running for five [...]

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School board candidate: Tim Petersons

School board candidate: Tim Petersons

School board elections take place on April and in order to help you make a more informed decision at the polls in this race, which often flies under the radar, we’ve asked each of the 11 candidates — running for five seats on the 9-member board (there are eight regional districts and one at-large seat) [...]

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School board candidate: Susan L. Schmidt

School board candidate: Susan L. Schmidt

School board elections take place on April and in order to help you make a more informed decision at the polls in this race, which often flies under the radar, we’ve asked each of the 11 candidates — running for five seats on the 9-member board (there are eight regional districts and one at-large seat) [...]

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School board candidate: Ed Heinzelman

School board candidate: Ed Heinzelman

School board elections take place on April and in District 8 there are three candidates and, therefore, a primary on Feb. 15. In order to help you make a more informed decision at the polls in this race, which often flies under the radar, we’ve asked each of the 11 candidates — running for five [...]

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GE Foundation gives MPS $20.4 million

GE Foundation gives MPS $20.4 million

Milwaukee Public Schools received the largest single corporate contribution in district history when the GE Foundation announced this morning at a large press conference at Samuel Morse/John Marshall School for the Gifted and Talented that it will give MPS $20.4 million over five years. The Developing Futures in Education grant money arrives at a time [...]

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School board candidate: Terrence Falk

School board candidate: Terrence Falk

School board elections take place on April and in District 8 there are three candidates and, therefore, a primary on Feb. 5. In order to help you make a more informed decision at the polls in this race, which often flies under the radar, we’ve asked each of the 11 candidates — running for five [...]

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Jump Rope for Heart makes heart education fun for kids

Jump Rope for Heart makes heart education fun for kids

The American Heart Association has, for more than 30 years, been bringing heart health awareness to kids in schools across the country via its Jump Rope for Heart event, which is revving up now at some area schools, including at Greendale’s Canterbury Elementary School (see photo) and at MPS’ Maryland Avenue Montessori School around the [...]

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School board candidate: Gerald S. Glazer

School board candidate: Gerald S. Glazer

School board elections take place on April and in District 8 there are three candidates and, therefore, a primary on Feb. 15. In order to help you make a more informed decision at the polls in this race, which often flies under the radar, we’ve asked each of the 11 candidates — running for five [...]

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