Archive for December, 2012

Mrozak overcomes bullying with music

Mrozak overcomes bullying with music

Like a lot of kids her age, singer Hannah Mrozak was a victim of bullying in middle school. The Richfield resident, now 14, moved to a new school in fifth grade. “I was a little on the heavier side and I just didn’t really think I fit in,” she remembers. “I was different from a [...]

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MPS board has a busy night — green lights residency rule change

MPS board has a busy night — green lights residency rule change

During a long meeting Thursday night, the Milwaukee Board of School Directors authorized a boost to starting teacher salary for new Milwaukee Public Schools teachers in a move to make the district more competitive as MPS seeks 700 new teachers for the upcoming school year. New teachers and administrators will also have 24 months instead [...]

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We can strengthen public schools by providing all kids the opportunities they need to learn

We can strengthen public schools by providing all kids the opportunities they need to learn

This is a guest blog by Angelina Cruz, a teacher in the Racine Unified School District. We live in an era in which the perceptions of public education have been formed based upon political ideologues bent on reform by means of accountability measures. These accountability measures in large part tie both school and teacher performance [...]

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Harlem Globetrotter Special K to visit Golda Meir School

Harlem Globetrotter Special K to visit Golda Meir School

Harlem Globetrotter Special K Daley will visit to Golda Meir School, 1555 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., this morning at 10:45 a.m. to speak out against bullying. Daley will present “The ABCs of Bullying Prevention,” a program aimed at kids ages 6 to 12 which was designed by the Harlem Globetrotters in conjunction [...]

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Public libraries offer fun holiday break experiences for families

Public libraries offer fun holiday break experiences for families

Families with school-age kids will have a lot of time with the little ones over the holiday break. And a lot of that time will be spent inside with family. Need an excuse to get out of the house and do something fun? The Milwaukee Public Library has a slate of events that can help. [...]

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It’s a dark day in America

It’s a dark day in America

We extend our deepest and most heartfelt sympathies to the families and community in Newtown, Connecticut.

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Arts@Large and the H-D Museum get “elementary” in new exhibit

Arts@Large and the H-D Museum get “elementary” in new exhibit

The Harley-Davidson Museum and Arts@Large have teamed up to showcase unique student artwork in the museum’s latest exhibit, “Industrial Innovation Gets Elementary.” Students from grades 4 through 8 at Stuart and Keefe Elementary Schools participated in a collaborative workshop with Harley-Davidson Motor Company designers and engineers to create a set of 120 motorcycle gas tank [...]

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Packers receiver Greg Jennings and Omanhene Cocoa partner up

Packers receiver Greg Jennings and Omanhene Cocoa partner up

Dressed sharply in a vest, tie and dress slacks, Greg Jennings looked more gubernatorial than athletic when he walked into the cozy confines of the Lake Valley Camp building at 24th and Cherry Streets. Addressing a room full of students, that was exactly the point. Forget the Green Bay Packers. Forget the number 85. “I’m [...]

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Mrozak overcomes bullying with music

Mrozak overcomes bullying with music

Like a lot of kids her age, singer Hannah Mrozak was a victim of bullying in middle school. The Richfield resident, now 14, moved to a new school in fifth grade. “I was a little on the heavier side and I just didn’t really think I fit in,” she remembers. “I was different from a [...]

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Fratney Students join in Sikh community’s healing process

Fratney Students join in Sikh community’s healing process

Sadly, one of the Milwaukee area’s most horrendous tragedies occurred this year when white supremacist Wade Michael Page shot and killed six people Aug. 5 at the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek. Page then shot himself. The incident inspired reactions from individuals worldwide, including President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Michelle Obama [...]

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School’s dads group lifts off with soaring paper airplanes event

School’s dads group lifts off with soaring paper airplanes event

A loop of video showing the Blue Angels soaring through the heavens was projected on a screen above the stage in the gymnateriatorium at Maryland Avenue Montessori, a Milwaukee Public School on the East Side celebrating 125 years in its current building this year. Despite their speed and acrobatics, they couldn’t hold a flame – [...]

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Milwaukee High School of the Arts earns Grammy Community Award

Milwaukee High School of the Arts earns Grammy Community Award

The Grammy Foundation has awarded Milwaukee Public Schools’

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It just isn’t a waterbed if there isn’t any water in it

It just isn’t a waterbed if there isn’t any water in it

Recently, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has been touting his balanced budget and the surplus money he put into a rainy day fund. I have a hard time celebrating this news as the Janesville school district continues to face dire economic issues …. rainy day fund or no

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