Archives for April 2013

MPS budget plan doubles most elementary schools’ funding for art, music, physical education teachers

Budget proposal is focused on investing as much as possible in classrooms MILWAUKEE – The Milwaukee Public Schools 2013-14 budget proposal presented this week by Superintendent Gregory Thornton would double the allocation most MPS elementary schools receive to cover the cost of art, music and physical education teachers. That move would build upon an increase […]

Bonds re-elected president of Milwaukee Board of School Directors

Holman elected VP MILWAUKEE – Director Michael Bonds was unanimously re-elected Tuesday evening as president of the Milwaukee Board of School Directors for the 2013-14 Board year. Director Meagan Holman was unanimously elected vice president. The Tuesday meeting was the first Board meeting for newly-elected Board directors Tatiana Joseph, who represents the 6th district, and […]

National PTA President-elect visits MPS’ Stuart Elementary

National PTA President-elect Otha Thornton visited Milwaukee Public Schools’ Gilbert Stuart Elementary School last week. When Thornton assumes the role of NPTA president for the 2013-14 school year, he will be the first African-American male to serve in that position in the organization’s 115-year history. A retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel, Thornton is an advocate […]

MPS’ top schools again earn high marks in Washington Post, U.S. News national rankings

Post ranks 2 MPS schools as tops in the Milwaukee region and among the 50 best in the Midwest; U.S. News ranks 3 MPS schools in state top 25 MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee Public Schools’ Rufus King International School and Ronald Reagan College Preparatory High School have been named the #2 and #3 best high schools […]

MPS state test score results largely mirror state trend

Results reflect new higher expectations for students across Wisconsin MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee Public Schools’ results from the fall 2012 Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Examination largely mirror statewide trends, according to data released Tuesday. The results reflect new higher expectations put in place by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction to measure college and career readiness. […]

Board members honored

MPS Superintendent Gregory Thornton thanked outgoing MPS Board Directors Peter Blewett (top, center) and David Voeltner (bottom, second from left with his wife) for their service. Blewett and Voeltner received thank-you cards and student artwork, presented by MPS student representatives to the Board. Outgoing Milwaukee Board of School Directors Peter Blewett and David Voeltner were […]