Archives for May 2012

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 set for Thursday will highlight the district’s long-standing model program to make that number smaller – and […]

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 will showcase on Wednesday how its students are rising to both challenges. Students from schools across the […]

Washington Post names Reagan, King to top U.S. schools list

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Public Schools’ Ronald Reagan College Preparatory High School and Rufus King International School are among the best in the country when it comes to challenging their students, according to a new ranking from the Washington Post. The Post rankings are based upon the number of college-level tests given to students. Reagan was […]

Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour bus makes surprise visit to Riverside University High School

The official Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour bus made a surprise visit to Milwaukee Public Schools’ Riverside University High School Friday. Tour celebrities included Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy; players Mason Crosby, Jordy Nelson and Charlie Peprah; and Packers Hall-of-Famers William Henderson, Larry McCarren and Marco Rivera.   They spoke to freshmen students about bullying and […]

MPS sees growth in graduation rates

MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee Public Schools saw growth in graduation rates from 2009-10 to 2010-11 according to data released by the state Thursday, continuing a trend that has resulted in growth of approximately 17 percentage points since 1999-2000. MPS’ growth between 2009-10 and 2010-11 outpaced the state average in both graduation rates calculated by the Wisconsin […]

Annual celebration of “Vals” and “Sals” is set for May 31

The annual celebration of all Valedictorians and Salutatorians in MPS HIgh Schools is scheduled for Thursday, May 31, at 6:30 p.m. at MPS Central Services.   The event kicks off the monthly meeting of the School Board.  Approximately 100 students who have the highest academic scores in their individual high schools don their caps and gowns to […]