Archives for October 2012

MPS’ share of tax levy drops again, but voucher tax growth drives overall levy up

Overall levy up 0.9% as voucher tax grows 8% MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee Public Schools’ share of the city tax levy dropped for the second year in a row, while growth in the voucher tax tied to the Milwaukee Parental Choice program drove the city’s overall schools levy up 0.9%. The MPS share of the tax […]

Fairview has free library for community

Fairview School now has a Little Free Library to share books with students, parents and the community, thanks to a retiring teacher. The Fairview staff presented Mrs. Meyer with the unique box as a retirement gift, and Mrs. Meyer decided the walkway outside the school would be a perfect place for the Little Free Library. Everyone is […]

Local industry, students come together to build a brighter future for manufacturing in Milwaukee

With the SME Education Foundation and Rockwell Automation The SME Education Foundation has selected Milwaukee Public Schools’ Bradley Tech High School as an exemplary school to participate in the PRIME (Partnership Response in Manufacturing Education) program, a comprehensive community-based approach to manufacturing education DEARBORN, Mich., and MILWAUKEE (October 30, 2012) — The SME Education Foundation […]

MPS outperforms voucher schools under new higher standards, but all have much more work to do

  More than four percentage-point proficiency advantage in reading; roughly eight-point advantage in math MILWAUKEE — Students in Milwaukee Public Schools outperformed their counterparts in voucher schools under new higher standards implemented by the state Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, according to new figures released this week. But the overall proficiency results show that, on the […]

One Acts feature original student work

The Reagan Fall One Acts were performed last weekend and included three one act plays written and directed by Reagan IB Theatre students and performed by Reagan students. Pictured here are the casts of all three shows: “Her Closet” written by senior Mario Hernandez, “Psych” written by senior Courtney Welch and “The Strange Invention of […]

Miss America brings message of hope to Milwaukee

Miss America – and Wisconsin native – Laura Kaeppeler brought a message of hope to Milwaukee girls at a forum organized by Images of Us (IOU) Sports earlier this month. IOU Sports is a Milwaukee-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to educate and empower girls by using sports to instill leadership, teamwork and discipline. Miss America spoke to the girls […]