Archive for April, 2011

Updated: Budget cuts spell nearly 1,000 fewer positions in MPS

As an MPS parent whose child is in one of the many schools that is interviewing new principals this week, I’ve been eager for any news I can scrape up these days. Today, however, MPS spokesperson Roseann St. Aubin offered some news that no one will be happy to hear. Although the district is still […]

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Quiet Garfield Avenue School is an architectural treasure

I’ve always been interested in school buildings and that interest got a boost when I saw the lovely tile work and decoration at architect Guy Wiley’s

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Mad Hot brings kids to the ballroom

Any parent knows that kids can and will surprise you. For example,

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MPS stands to hire at least 30 new principals

Due in large part to retirements, Milwaukee Public Schools has already posted nearly 30 positions for new principals and more might be coming, the district says. About 23 of the 28 current postings are for school leaders who are retiring. The rest, says MPS spokesperson Roseann St. Aubin, are the result of a number of […]

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Turnarounds and transformations can work

We got the news last week that for the second time, Milwaukee Public Schools has gotten a School Improvement Grant to help reform some low-performing schools. More SIG money may arrive at MPS to help fund other initiatives too — or at least some of us hope. In the meantime, this $6.3 million cash infusion […]

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Not everyone tired of funding public education

While some might aver that the recent state budget proposal suggests Wisconsinites are tired of funding public education, the results of two North Shore referendums yesterday could be seen as proof that’s not entirely accurate. Gov. Scott Walker wants to slash public education funding by nearly a billion dollars this next year –while raising the […]

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Support America SCORES

America SCORES is an organization dedicated to providing urban kids with quality after-school programming. On  Saturday, April 16, from 5 p.m. until midnight, America SCORES Milwaukee hosts its sixth annual charity adult co-ed soccer tournament at Uihlein Soccer Park, and proceeds will help four schools pay for after-school programs. Kate Carpenter has been involved in […]

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Reagan High students take proactive approach to principal search

If you’re part of a public school community in Milwaukee then you know that lately folks have been more on edge than ever. But you also know that many have mobilized to defend their schools and their children’s education. When the school’s long-time principal Julia D’Amato announced her retirement in February — it emerged a […]

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