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Teachers Change Lives: Thank You, Dr. Jody Jessup-Anger

Teachers Change Lives: Thank You, Dr. Jody Jessup-Anger

By Sally Doyle —  In May 2013, I graduated with a Master of Education degree from Marquette University. Dr. Jody Jessup-Anger is at the top of a long list of individuals to whom I owe a debt of gratitude. Without her support, wisdom, guidance, advice, and care for me as an individual, I would not [...]

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You’re on My List

You’re on My List

By Al Bitter – Vladimir Putin made the list. So did Serena Williams, Hillary Clinton, and Miley Cyrus. Each year TIME Magazine publishes a list of 100 leaders, heroes, thinkers, and artists who “most affect our world.” We might argue whether the effect these movers and shakers have is positive or negative, but there’s no denying [...]

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Teens rally to demand: put the guns down

Teens rally to demand: put the guns down

Last week 10-year-old Sierra Guyton was shot while she played in the schoolyard at Clarke Street School. That, along with many other incidents, has fueled a group of middle school students at MPS’

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B93.3 awards "Teacher of the Year"

B93.3 awards "Teacher of the Year"

It goes without saying that education is important. However, because it becomes a necessary way of life, it often blends into the background of our normal routines. That’s why it is good to take the time to thank the educators and staff members that truly shine in their work to teach the next generation. WLDB-FM [...]

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AWE residency leads Starms kindergarteners to dig deeper into science

AWE residency leads Starms kindergarteners to dig deeper into science

Kids come and go from schools; it’s just the nature of things. But thanks to

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Chatting with Caldecott-winning author and artist Faith Ringgold

Chatting with Caldecott-winning author and artist Faith Ringgold

The day just got cooler today at two MPS schools. This morning, renowned author and artist Faith Ringgold read her 1992 Caldecott-winning children’s book “Tar Beach” to students at Hampton Elementary School. Then tonight at 6, Ringgold will give a public lecture at North Division High School. The two events coincide with the new “Stories [...]

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Celebration of Teaching: Mr. Brian Weisse

Celebration of Teaching: Mr. Brian Weisse

By Mariclare Kanaley – The first time I met Mr. Brian Weisse, I didn’t know what I was getting myself into. It was the spring of 2011– the end of the semester just before I was to start my student teaching; he was assigned to be my cooperating teacher, or “co-op,” as I called him. I [...]

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New coordinator position ought to bolster schools’ parent engagement

New coordinator position ought to bolster schools’ parent engagement

Most everyone seems to agree that parent involvement and community engagement are among the key factors for school success (though there is conflicting research out there, too, that says having involved parents offers a child no guarantee of success and can even inhibit student success as parents are distracted by bake sales and politics). If [...]

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German teachers association honors local schools and students

German teachers association honors local schools and students

This afternoon, the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG) released the results of their annual National German Exam. Of the 20,000 high school students across the country who took the exam, 680 students were from Wisconsin. Of that group, 74 placed in the top 10 percent nationwide – 22 of which from MPS’ Milwaukee [...]

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Rethinking Schools book project nears funding goal

Rethinking Schools book project nears funding goal

Milwaukee-based

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More Expert Others: Teacher Effectiveness is Key

More Expert Others: Teacher Effectiveness is Key

By Kerry Seiberlich – I’ve heard from a lot of teachers that they liked school so much, they never left. That’s what drew me to education – I’ve always loved to learn, and as a teacher, I’m in for a lifetime of it. Currently, my learning takes place mostly in college classrooms, but I see all [...]

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Kids marathon puts running and reading on summer to-do lists

Kids marathon puts running and reading on summer to-do lists

Parents dreading their kids’ summer boredom and those “awwwe mom” moments can thank veteran marathoner Bill Schneider for creating an incentive to get youngsters reading and running. Now in its fifth year, the I Run Kids Marathon motivates children in grades one through eight to log 26.2 miles and 26 books, or 26 hours of [...]

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MPS takes to the streets to bolster enrollment

For the past decade,

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MPS has seen successes in past four years, but there’s room to improve

MPS has seen successes in past four years, but there’s room to improve

In the wake of news that Dr. Gregory Thornton would leave his post as superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools to take the same position with Baltimore City Schools beginning in July, a number of media outlets reported on Dr. Thornton’s

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Wauwatosa teacher earns spot in national PBS program

Wauwatosa teacher earns spot in national PBS program

Chris Lazarski, a teacher at Wauwatosa West High School, has been named a 2014 PBS “LearningMedia” Digital Innovator by PBS “LearningMedia,” an on-demand digital media service from PBS offering more than 35,000 digital resources for educators. In April, PBS “LearningMedia” and Milwaukee Public Television selected 100 educators for the program, which rewards tech-savvy K-12 educators [...]

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