MPS will offer free meals to all students

MPS will offer free meals to all students

All MPS students will now have access to free breakfast and lunch at school. Over the summer, Milwaukee Public Schools was accepted into a program, open to schools that take part in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs, that allows it to offer free meals to all students enrolled in the district. “This [...]

Celebrate Teachers: Mrs. Rosalind Bennett

Celebrate Teachers: Mrs. Rosalind Bennett

By Kathy Bergant – First on my list of best, favorite, most dedicated, and most influential teachers is Mrs. Rosalind Bennett. She taught second grade at Morgandale Elementary School on Milwaukee’s south side, and I feel most fortunate to have been among her students. She and her hubby were middle-aged and childless, so Mrs. Bennett counted [...]

Have standardized school supply lists simplified your shopping?

Have standardized school supply lists simplified your shopping?

Three years ago, Milwaukee Public Schools decided — for better or for worse — to standardize its school supplies lists by grade level.  It was a move made by many districts, hoping to rein in requests made to parents in high-poverty districts. After all, if nearly 90 percent of your kids are poor enough to [...]

Praise Song for Teachers

Praise Song for Teachers

Common Core is not the problem: testing, paranoia, and pandering are

Common Core is not the problem: testing, paranoia, and pandering are

Last week, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker finally got off the fence and called for the state’s lawmakers to “repeal Common Core and replace it with standards set by people in Wisconsin.” Clearly an attempt to motivate his base, Walker’s statement — like most anti-Common Core sentiments — missed the mark on what the real problems [...]


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MPS will offer free meals to all students

MPS will offer free meals to all students

All MPS students will now have access to free breakfast and lunch at school. Over the summer, Milwaukee Public Schools was accepted into a program, open to schools that take part in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs, that allows it to offer free meals to all students enrolled in the district. “This [...]

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Celebrate Teachers: Mrs. Rosalind Bennett

Celebrate Teachers: Mrs. Rosalind Bennett

By Kathy Bergant – First on my list of best, favorite, most dedicated, and most influential teachers is Mrs. Rosalind Bennett. She taught second grade at Morgandale Elementary School on Milwaukee’s south side, and I feel most fortunate to have been among her students. She and her hubby were middle-aged and childless, so Mrs. Bennett counted [...]

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Have standardized school supply lists simplified your shopping?

Have standardized school supply lists simplified your shopping?

Three years ago, Milwaukee Public Schools decided — for better or for worse — to standardize its school supplies lists by grade level.  It was a move made by many districts, hoping to rein in requests made to parents in high-poverty districts. After all, if nearly 90 percent of your kids are poor enough to [...]

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Praise Song for Teachers

Praise Song for Teachers
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Common Core is not the problem: testing, paranoia, and pandering are

Common Core is not the problem: testing, paranoia, and pandering are

Last week, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker finally got off the fence and called for the state’s lawmakers to “repeal Common Core and replace it with standards set by people in Wisconsin.” Clearly an attempt to motivate his base, Walker’s statement — like most anti-Common Core sentiments — missed the mark on what the real problems [...]

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5 great photos of fun at Milwaukee playgrounds

5 great photos of fun at Milwaukee playgrounds

We all have fond memories of summer fun on school playgrounds (don’t we?). This year, Milwaukee school playgrounds are back open offering a wide range of free fun for city kids. I can remember one summer when the high school near my house opened up for the summer and was flooded with kids who played [...]

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That’s How We Teach Teachers

That’s How We Teach Teachers
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MPS selects 14 schools to be transformed as Commitment Schools

MPS selects 14 schools to be transformed as Commitment Schools

Thursday night, the Milwaukee Board of School Directors selected 14 MPS schools to be transformed through its new Commitment Schools effort. The goal is to revamp these identified underperforming schools into high-performing ones through the implementation of rigorous academic and behavioral interventions with increased resources to achieve greater success in readying students for college and [...]

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Grading MPS superintendent Thornton

Grading MPS superintendent Thornton

It’s kids and family week here at OnMilwaukee.com and, more than ever, we’ll feature articles and blogs about children’s health, education, travel, fun and more. Kids and family week is brought to you by Aurora Health Care. Now that my boss, Dr. Gregory Thornton, has nearly finished his tenure at the helm of Wisconsin’s largest [...]

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Packers, Edvest team up to keep kids reading

Packers, Edvest team up to keep kids reading

It’s kids and family week here at OnMilwaukee.com and, more than ever, we’ll feature articles and blogs about children’s health, education, travel, fun and more. Kids and family week is brought to you by Aurora Health Care. One of my favorite players to deal with on a weekly basis up in Green Bay is Micah [...]

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MPS names Driver acting superintendent

MPS names Driver acting superintendent

Tonight the Milwaukee Board of School Directors named MPS chief innovation officer Dr. Darienne Driver as acting superintendent, beginning July 1. Driver takes over for outgoing superintendent, Dr. Gregory Thornton, who officially leaves June 30 to take over as CEO of the Baltimore City Schools. Driver will hold the position until a permanent replacement is [...]

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

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