Articles By: oneMKEmom

Community and Montessori Come Together in Milwaukee

Community and Montessori Come Together in Milwaukee

Sharing a beautiful blog posted by the documentary filmmakers of  “Building the Pink Tower” It was May and snowing in Wisconsin. Jan and I were driving across the state, from home in the Twin Cities and heading for Milwaukee. We were well-stocked with snacks and coffee, but still … it was snowing in Wisconsin. A […]

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Gratitude

Gratitude

For my family and I suspect many of yours there is a great deal to be thankful for this season.  In our home we are generally healthy. My husband has wage-work which sustains us. We have the freedom and funds to partake in fulfilling hobbies. We have our two beautiful boys keeping us on our […]

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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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Outing myself

Outing myself

I have been quiet the past few weeks but not for a lack of things to say but only because so many of my fellow bloggers beat me to the punch week after week. Today I will out myself in a way that I believe only one other blogger listed here could and I am […]

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Sacrifice & the work ahead

Sacrifice & the work ahead

I am one of the parents praising the “bold” steps taken by the Milwaukee Teachers Education Association (MTEA) leadership in their willingness to open their contracts for discussion that could aid in the efforts to funnel more resources into our classrooms. According to this article dated March 16, 2012, the MTEA leadership is asking members […]

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#stopMPSstereotypes

#stopMPSstereotypes

The racist, juvenile and ignorant commentary that flooded Twitter and Facebook following the Germantown victory over Rufus King in the WI-State Boys High School basketball tournament has awakened the sleeping giant – students, alum, parents, boosters and community members who support Milwaukee Public Schools are reacting and not one car has been set on fire […]

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Call to Action: How much of an investment do you need?

Call to Action: How much of an investment do you need?

Since the release of the individual school budgets two weeks ago I have heard from schools all across the city and all of them are saying the same things, “There is even less money than last year.”  “There is nothing left to cut.” ” We are closing a classroom.”  “We will have 40 children in […]

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Hand back MPS’ backward budget process

Hand back MPS’ backward budget process

Last spring I took to the streets with my children and our friends and other supporters of public education to march in support of public education.  I was moved to tears a few times because “IT” had come to “THIS.” But frankly, I had a sense of relief as I was surrounded by THOUSANDS of people […]

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Together Everyone Achieves More

Together Everyone Achieves More

Although I remain so hopeful and motivated, two things this week have brought my cynicism to a whole new level: First, the resounding bi-partisan applause that US House Representative Gabby Giffords received at the State of the Union address coupled with the subsequent unanimous passing of her last Bill prior to resigning her seat to continue her […]

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“Just” one Milwaukee mom.

“Just” one Milwaukee mom.

If you are reading this then I will presume that you believe school matters. Since you have kept reading I will presume you would like to know what this one Milwaukee mom has to say. I thank you for your curiosity and I will try to keep it interesting. I am just one Milwaukee mom. […]

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