Archive for August, 2011

Drama, music and fine arts to get a new home at Pius XI High School

Drama, music and fine arts to get a new home at Pius XI High School

Groundbreaking took place this week on what will be the new home of the Pius XI performing arts programs. Construction is underway to turn the school’s old gym into the Fr. Robert V. Carney Performing Arts Center. Nearly $3 million in private donations were raised to build the center through a 10-year capital campaign project. [...]

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Tuning up a classroom for the new school year

Tuning up a classroom for the new school year

Earlier this week, three days before Milwaukee Public Schools students were set to return to start the 2011-12 school year, I paid a visit to

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STEM Academy provides incredible week for teachers

Wisconsin teacher Sarah Ludwig was one of 50 American educations – and one of two from the state – invited to participate in the Siemens STEM Institute this summer. I arrived in Washington, D.C. on Sunday July 31 to start an incredible week of science, technology, engineering and math professional development at the 2011 Siemens [...]

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Peters’ pep talk is part of ongoing GE/MPS relationship

Peters’ pep talk is part of ongoing GE/MPS relationship

In the seven months since word arrived that the

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More than 70% of Americans have confidence in teachers

More than 70% of Americans have confidence in teachers

The 43rd annual Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup Poll of the Public’s Attitudes Toward the Public Schools is a year survey that gauges public opinion on public schools. You can download the entire report, titled, “Betting On Teachers,” or a highlights sheet,

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Hines is working to take Gaenslen all the way

Hines is working to take Gaenslen all the way

In July I met the whirlwind of excitement and energy that is

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Prepare kids for the first day of school

Prepare kids for the first day of school

The school bell will toll in a couple of weeks – if it hasn’t already – and a new crop of kids will begin their academic careers. For some little people, starting school, or a new school, is exciting. For other kids, however, it is a challenge, and one that might trigger tummy butterflies and [...]

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ProPublica site analyzes federal education data

ProPublica site analyzes federal education data

The ProPublica

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SOS March wrap-ups

If you wondering how the SOS March went in Washington, D.C., this weekend, here is a

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