Archive for October, 2012

Become an MPS Montessori Teacher

Become an MPS Montessori Teacher

Milwaukee residents enjoy the option of public Montessori education for their children. This city has the most public Montessori schools in the country.  The current MPS school board is exploring ways to open more Montessori schools- and that means that MPS will need more Montessori teachers.  Trained Montessori teachers is one of the requirements for [...]

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Author steps back in time to study Milwaukee schoolhouse history

Author steps back in time to study Milwaukee schoolhouse history

OnMilwaukee.com Managing Editor Bobby Tanzilo is already a published author beyond the pages of the magazine you’re reading right now. It’s his fourth book, however, that spawned from an interest in where his own kids go to school, not to mention his long-time interest in “going behind the scenes.” “Historic Milwaukee Public Schoolhouses” hit bookshelves [...]

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Wisconsin’s public schools are drowning; No better time to use the Rainy Day Fund

Wisconsin’s public schools are drowning; No better time to use the Rainy Day Fund

The Wisconsin Department of Administration recently sent out a press release praising Gov. Scott Walker for his leadership in making the “largest deposit to our Rainy Day Fund in state history.” You can read the

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Maestra

Maestra

In 1961, thousands of teenagers joined the Cuban Literacy Campaign and left their homes to go out and teach their fellow country men and women how to read and write. Most of the volunteers were under 18, some as young as 10 years old, and many of them had never been away from their family [...]

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Mayfair Mall celebrates schools this weekend

Mayfair Mall celebrates schools this weekend

Mayfair Mall will host a pep rally and showcase for area schools to help raise funds and awareness for their K-12 programs Oct. 13 and 14. Celebrate Schools! will feature art and education displays, student musical and dance performances and giveaways in the mall’s Center Court and Food Court 11 a.m.-3 p.m. daily. The mall [...]

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New principal discusses future, focus, traditions of La Escuela Fratney

New principal discusses future, focus, traditions of La Escuela Fratney

by Angela McManaman, Parents for Public Schools Bias alert: I love my kids’ Milwaukee Public School, La Escuela Fratney. It’s a smaller school, K4 to grade 5, which means we’ll be playing the “where’re-the-kids-going-for-middle-school game” sooner than I’d like. But I’m a monolingual mom whose heart races every time I hear my 6- and 8-year-old [...]

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Catholic schools can, do and will matter

Catholic schools can, do and will matter

As the community discussion surrounding Milwaukee’s struggling educational landscape continues, it’s important to consider the 32,000 children currently attending one of 119 Catholic primary and secondary schools in our region.  They’ll certainly be on my mind when I participate in

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Saturday summit explains what Montessori education looks like

Saturday summit explains what Montessori education looks like

What does a Montessori education really look like? Prospective parents, prospective teachers, current Montessori families, the media and community members who want to learn more are invited to take a look as MPS – which operates the largest collection of public Montessori schools in the U.S. – hosts a Montessori Summit on Saturday, Oct. 6. [...]

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MPS senior brings original music to MAM

MPS senior brings original music to MAM

Ronald Reagan College Preparatory High School senior Derrick Hahn and the Reagan Concert Band will perform Hahn’s “A New Rising Dawn” Thursday, Oct. 4 at the Milwaukee Art Museum. Hahn wrote the original work especially for the museum with inspiration from the Burke Brise Soleil. He and the band will perform the work together after [...]

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October is Bullying Awareness Month

October is Bullying Awareness Month

At Alliance, we often get asked what we do to address bullying and make school a better place for all students. In honor of National Bullying Awareness Month, here is a list that I often share with people who ask about the practices that make a difference for us. These may or may not be [...]

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Open invitation to the mad, the curious and the skepitcal

Open invitation to the mad, the curious and the skepitcal

Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) is proud to have one of the largest populations of public Montessori students in the United States.  MPS along with the Wisconsin Montessori Association (WMA) and the Montessori.Milwaukee citywide organization invite those already mad about Montessori, the curious and even the skeptical to our Montessori Community Summit  Saturday, October 6th 2012 MacDowell Montessori School [...]

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