Archives for June 2012

MPS raises eligibility threshold for full benefits in another step to ensure continued financial stability

Non-benefit-eligible LTE positions also allow retirees to be hired temporarily and not be paid double benefits  MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee Public Schools raised the eligibility threshold for full benefits for a number of employee groups Thursday night in another step to ensure the district’s continued financial stability. The change approved by the Milwaukee Board of School […]

MPS eliminates 5 high-level administrative positions, creates new Chief Innovations Officer

New officer will oversee lowest-performing schools, seek and administer key grants MILWAUKEE – In a move to provide more direct and better support to the district’s lowest performing schools, Milwaukee Public Schools has hired a Chief Innovation Officer – while it also eliminates five other high-level administrative positions. The changes are expected to result in […]

Responding to long wait lists, clear success, MPS OKs 2 new schools

MILWAUKEE (June 28, 2012) – Responding to lengthy wait lists and demonstrated success, Milwaukee Public Schools will open a new Montessori school this fall – and it has authorized a new charter school for the fall of 2013 to be operated by the group that runs the successful Carmen High School of Science and Technology. […]

MPS statement on U.S. Census report on 2009-10 public school district spending

Financial figures released today by the U.S. Census Bureau presented a ranking of per-pupil spending by the largest public school districts in the nation in the 2009-10 school year.   In that ranking, Milwaukee Public Schools was listed as fourth in how much it spent, at approximately $14,000 per student. Questions remain as to how the […]

Photos: MPS, Morehouse partnership nets $800,000 in scholarships, sends largest-ever Wis. class to the college

MILWAUKEE – A new partnership between Milwaukee Public Schools and Morehouse College announced Tuesday has netted $800,000 in scholarships and is sending the largest-ever group of Wisconsin students to the all-male alma mater of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Below is a gallery of photos from the event. Click here to learn more about the […]

MPS, Morehouse partnership nets $800,000 in scholarships, sends largest-ever group of Wis. students to Dr. King’s alma mater

MILWAUKEE – A new partnership between Milwaukee Public Schools and Morehouse College announced Tuesday has netted $800,000 in scholarships and is sending the largest-ever group of Wisconsin students to the all-male alma mater of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Seven Milwaukee Public Schools students signed scholarship offers Tuesday morning worth $25,000 per student per school […]