Archives for June 2012

More health savings from 2010 contracts expected to lessen position cuts in proposed budget

MILWAUKEE  – Better-than-expected health care savings from contracts agreed to in 2010 are expected to translate into fewer position cuts in the proposed 2012-13 Milwaukee Public Schools budget. Approximately $10 million in savings identified from the 2011-12 school year are expected to result in budget adjustments that include the opportunity to restore as many as […]

With structure for reforms in place, Dr. Ramirez to leave MPS

Chief Academic Officer confident in the results to come MPS Chief Academic Officer Dr. Heidi Ramírez has announced she will leave the district in mid-July, after helping to set in place instructional plans for the consistent teaching of literacy, math and science and establishing new models for professional development, ongoing progress monitoring, and accountability. “When […]

Board approves 3 new MPS principals

MILWAUKEE – Three new principals – leaders for Milwaukee Public Schools’ Elm Creative Arts School, Fairview School and Silver Spring School – have been approved by the Milwaukee Board of School Directors. “These are exactly the caliber of people our students need to lead achievement,” Superintendent Gregory Thornton said Mateba Harris is now set to […]

Roosevelt team takes 3rd in state in math competition

MILWAUKEE – If four small towns are located at coordinates (0, 0); (2, 12); (12, 8); and (7, 2), where’s the best place to locate a warehouse so that the sum of the distances between the warehouse and each town is minimized? Scratching your head? A team of students from Milwaukee Public Schools’ Roosevelt Middle […]

‘Vals, sals’ off to colleges in Milwaukee, Madison, Chicago, Cambridge and beyond

MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee Public Schools’ 52 valedictorians and 41 salutatorians are off to colleges in Milwaukee, Madison, Massachusetts and beyond. The 93 top-performing students from 41 MPS traditional, charter and alternative/partnership high schools were honored by the Milwaukee Board of School Directors Thursday night. The graduates report they are headed to colleges and universities as […]