Archives for May 2012

30 Vieau students expand their classroom to NYC

MILWAUKEE — Thirty eighth-grade students from Milwaukee Public Schools’ Vieau School are expanding their classroom to New York City with a three-day Smithsonian Student Travel tour. They left the school Tuesday afternoon. The students’ trip, which will include stops at the Museum of Natural History and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, connects to course content […]

Senior U.S. education official visits MPS’ Hamilton High School to see turnaround (with photos)

MILWAUKEE – A senior U.S. Department of Education official visited Milwaukee Public Schools’ Hamilton High School Wednesday to witness the school’s turnaround efforts aided by federal School Improvement Grant (SIG) awards. The SIG efforts, in place this school year, are building upon progress Hamilton has seen. The school saw its reading proficiency grow by nearly […]

Photos: MPS honors students with disabilities for excelling in the workplace

MILWAUKEE — In the same month that a new study found one in three young U.S. adults with autism has no paid job experience or higher education seven years after high school graduation, a Milwaukee Public Schools ceremony on Thursday highlighted the district’s long-standing model program to make that number smaller – and the success […]

MPS junior earns perfect ACT score, senior who earned one last year is off to Harvard

MILWAUKEE – A Milwaukee Public Schools junior has an impressive number to add to his college applications: 36. Rufus King International School student Zhenrui Liao earned the highest possible score on the ACT college admission and placement exam. It’s a rare feat. Last school year, just 704 of the 1.6 million students who took the […]

Photos: As manufacturers experience skills gap, MPS showcases pathway to bridge it

MILWAUKEE — At a time when manufacturers are clamoring for workers with the skills needed to take on today’s high-tech jobs – and careers in science, technology, engineering and math are in high demand – Milwaukee Public Schools showcased on Wednesday how its students are rising to both challenges. Students from schools across the district […]

Graduandos e índices de graduación

¿Es aceptable felicitar a un grupo de corredores que no han llegado aún a la meta? Pienso en los maratonistas y en la larga carrera que deben hacer antes de alcanzar su objetivo mientras reviso los índices de graduación publicados este mes por el Departamento de Instrucción Pública (DPI). Las cifras muestran que nuestros estudiantes […]