Archive for September, 2012

Tina Owen: Entering the Blogging Universe

Tina Owen: Entering the Blogging Universe

So today is the day. I am entering the blogging universe for the very first time. I am not quite sure why people blog or how people blog, but I have been told time and time again that I need to blog. So, here I go…. You probably know me already (since you’re reading my […]

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Cliched “Won’t Back Down” really should have

I’m sure the people behind “Won’t Back Down” knew what they were doing when they decided to release this public school politics firebomb to theaters when they did. Between the heated discussions resulting from its subject matter and the buzz generated by its star-studded cast (Maggie Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis and Holly Hunter are the top-billed […]

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MPS explains new cut scores at Saturday forum

MPS explains new cut scores at Saturday forum

(PRESS RELEASE) – Milwaukee Board of School Directors President Michael Bonds and Milwaukee Public Schools Superintendent Gregory Thornton will hold a forum on Saturday to discuss the internationally-competitive

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Johnson Controls and Sonic help MPS get ahead

Milwaukee Public Schools are starting the new school year with a boost from the business community. Johnson Controls, Inc. has donated a plug-in electric and an all-electric vehicle to Pulaski High School’s automotive program. This donation will create what is believed to be the first program in the nation to give students access to today’s […]

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Bike Federation pushes pedaling to school

Next week is International Walk to School Day and in preparation, I heard a

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“What to Expect When You’re Expecting More Budget Cuts” previews education budget and policy reform

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It’s up to all of us to make sure schools get their share of surplus

There is a ray of hope for Wisconsin’s 800,000-plus public school children looking for quality educational opportunities. After 20 years of hemorrhaging resources to a broken school-funding system and a state budget that slashed $1.6 billion from public school resources, at least a partial payback for all of that pain and suffering might be on […]

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Bradley Tech students connect the past, present and future

“What do you think makes up a neighborhood?” Donesha Jackson, a junior at Bradley Tech High School, asked me this yesterday as we stood on the school’s west lawn. I couldn’t even begin to answer her. But this is the question that she and 34 other students from Bradley Tech and Bay View high schools […]

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Panel of experts to discuss state education policy Sept. 19

Panel of experts to discuss state education policy Sept. 19

MADISON (News Release) – A bipartisan group of lawmakers and educational experts will look at factors that shape Wisconsin’s public education system at a panel discussion Wednesday. Sen. Luther Olsen (R – Ripon) and Rep. Sondy Pope-Roberts (D – Cross Plains) will participate in the panel from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Sept. 19 at […]

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Registration is open for Danceworks School Day Off Workshops

Danceworks is giving kids a creative boost once again during this year’s Danceworks School Day Off Workshops. The organization will once again present a series of creative arts workshops for ages 5-10 this school year that correspond with MPS and Woodlands School schedules. The workshops will run 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on school off […]

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Nature hangs a perfect pitch for rain garden ribbon cutting

When I talked to the principal at Maryland Avenue Montessori School this morning, we agreed it’s a great day for the ribbon cutting ceremony on the MPS school’s new rain garden. There was a light drizzle and the show would go on. As long as there’s been an East Side, there’s been a Maryland Avenue […]

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