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MPS educator named Midwest PE Teacher of the Year

MPS educator named Midwest PE Teacher of the Year

Wisconsin’s top elementary physical education teacher for 2014 — Gail Milbrath of Milwaukee Public Schools’ Greenfield Bilingual School — just learned she’s in line for an even higher honor. Gail Milbrath is also the Midwest PE Teacher of the Year for 2015! The word from the national Society of Health and Physical Educators or SHAPE America […]

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Washington High School wins app development curriculum

Washington High School wins app development curriculum

Lest you think there’s nothing good going on at Washington High School — and if you base your opinions on Milwaukee media, you surely might think that — MPS announced today that the West Side high school is one of just 10 U.S. schools chosen to get a mobile app development and entrepreneurship curriculum. Some […]

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Teachers Dedicated to Service: Dr. Catherine Ferderbar

Teachers Dedicated to Service: Dr. Catherine Ferderbar

In mid-October, five area teachers were honored by the Education Deans of Greater Milwaukee for their work in service learning,  “… a form of experiential learning where students apply academic knowledge and critical thinking skills to address genuine community needs.” Their projects – which range in scope from environmental activism to artistic expression and humanitarian […]

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MPS votes tonight on new charter program proposed for former Lee

MPS votes tonight on new charter program proposed for former Lee

The Milwaukee Board of School Directors will likely vote on the petition to create a new instrumentality charter school proposed for the former Lee Elementary School building at 9th and Meinecke tonight at its regular monthly meeting at MPS’ Central Services. Lee, built in the late 19th century, has been vacant since its program was […]

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Teachers Dedicated to Service: Mara Brandli

Teachers Dedicated to Service: Mara Brandli

In mid-October, five area teachers were honored by the Education Deans of Greater Milwaukee for their work in service learning,  “… a form of experiential learning where students apply academic knowledge and critical thinking skills to address genuine community needs.” Their projects – which range in scope from environmental activism to artistic expression and humanitarian […]

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Teachers Dedicated to Service: Chad Sperzel-Wuchterl

Teachers Dedicated to Service: Chad Sperzel-Wuchterl

In mid-October, five area teachers were honored by the Education Deans of Greater Milwaukee for their work in service learning,  “… a form of experiential learning where students apply academic knowledge and critical thinking skills to address genuine community needs.” Their projects – which range in scope from environmental activism to artistic expression and humanitarian […]

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Teachers Dedicated to Service: Beth Mudlaff

Teachers Dedicated to Service:  Beth Mudlaff

In mid-October, five area teachers were honored by the Education Deans of Greater Milwaukee for their work in service learning,  “… a form of experiential learning where students apply academic knowledge and critical thinking skills to address genuine community needs.” Their projects – which range in scope from environmental activism to artistic expression and humanitarian […]

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King IB Middle Years Campus will move into renovated Malcolm X site in 2016

King IB Middle Years Campus will move into renovated Malcolm X site in 2016

The high performing International Baccalaureate middle school program that MPS board members and administration has been promising for the former Malcolm X Academy, 2760 N. 1st St., is an existing program. The plan is to move Rufus King International School – Middle Years Campus, currently housed in the former McNair Elementary, at 4950 N. 24th […]

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Teachers Dedicated to Service: Mary Gentile

Teachers Dedicated to Service: Mary Gentile

In mid-October, five area teachers were honored by the Education Deans of Greater Milwaukee for their work in service learning,  “… a form of experiential learning where students apply academic knowledge and critical thinking skills to address genuine community needs.” Their projects – which range in scope from environmental activism to artistic expression and humanitarian […]

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Lessons from NYC and Chicago can help us do universal pre-K right

Lessons from NYC and Chicago can help us do universal pre-K right

Driving home from school yesterday, my child pointed out the window at one of the many day cares we pass on our daily routes. “That’s kind of a depressing looking place,” he said, and I asked which place he meant. “That day care. Even the curtains in the windows are tattered.” As any working parent […]

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MPS hosts 58th Council of Great City Schools conference in Milwaukee

MPS hosts 58th Council of Great City Schools conference in Milwaukee

This week, the Council of the Great City Schools hosts its 58th annual fall conference in Milwaukee, hosted by MPS, and some big names in the world of education and beyond will be on hand for the event, which runs Oct. 22-26. The conference — “Fresh Water, Fresh Thinking in Urban Education” — takes place […]

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Manhattan Project scientist among 11 Washington alums set to join Hall of Fame

Manhattan Project scientist among 11 Washington alums set to join Hall of Fame

Eleven accomplished alumni of Milwaukee Public Schools’ Washington High School will be inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame on Friday. Inductees include a medical school professor, a popular radio host, a Marine veteran and championship NFL player, a restaurant owner, a member of the Milwaukee Board of School Directors, a longtime educator, a physician […]

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Thurston Woods Campus benefits from federal dollars for Commitment Schools

Thurston Woods Campus benefits from federal dollars for Commitment Schools

At Thurston Woods Campus, Principal Keona Jones has used a portion of the funds the school was awarded through the Commitment Schools program to hire Katrina Edmond, a teacher who works with K-8 students to improve mathematics and literacy. “I look at their strengths,” explained Edmond, the “building intervention” teacher at Thurston Woods, 5966 N. […]

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Back to the old (school)house after nearly 70 years

Back to the old (school)house after nearly 70 years

The first time I walked into the attic at Maryland Avenue Montessori School, I was wowed by the amount of graffiti. Rendered in pencil, pen, chalk, carved into the wood, painted, there were names dating back to when this part of the school was built — 1893. I’ve been in many school attics since and […]

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"AninA" teaches students an important message at education screening

"AninA" teaches students an important message at education screening

On the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 7, large yellow buses parked outside of the Oriental Theatre on 2230 N. Farwell Ave. Inside the main lobby, staff members and volunteers stood by anxiously awaiting the arrival of nearly a thousand students, visiting the theatre from 15 different Milwaukee schools. Eventually, school by school, students – ranging from […]

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