Archives for September 2013

MPS’ boost to art/music/PE showing results: school goes from 0 specialists to 3 full-time

Richard Kluge Elementary School just one example of district trend MILWAUKEE – Back in 2011-12, years of budget cuts had left Milwaukee Public Schools’ Richard Kluge Elementary School with no specialist teachers in art, music or physical education. Just two years later, as the 2013-14 school year is underway, students at the northwest-side school benefit […]

Salvation Army, WISN 12 and community partners’ efforts provide backpacks, supplies for more than 1,300 students

Thanks to generous donations totaling more than $53,000, more than 1,300 students at Milwaukee Public Schools’ Auer Avenue, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Hi-Mount Community and Lancaster schools received backpacks with school supplies this week. The funds were raised by the Salvation Army through a WISN 12 on-air drive and collection drives hosted by WNOV 860 AM, […]

More MPS schools meeting, exceeding expectations on state report cards – but much more must be done

MILWAUKEE – More MPS schools are meeting or exceeding expectations on the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction’s school report cards, showing more students are on a path to college and career success. Thirty-four MPS schools are rated meets expectations, exceeds expectations or significantly exceeds expectations in the second year of DPI report cards, up from […]

Board directs Administration to consult with legal counsel on potential sale or lease of Malcolm X building

MILWAUKEE – The Milwaukee Board of School Directors directed the Administration to consult with the District’s legal counsel regarding strategies related to the potential sale or lease of Milwaukee Public Schools’ former Malcolm X Academy site, 2760 N. 1st Street, Milwaukee 53212 at a meeting of the Milwaukee Board of School Directors Thursday night. Milwaukee […]

Primer for Parents

Many parents of children in grades K3 through 8 will see something new this year. The standards-based report card, implemented at one school in 2009-10 is now being used in more than 80 MPS schools – and it will take some getting used to for parents. As MPS teachers align their planning, instruction and assessments […]

The facts: MPS and its facilities

MILWAUKEE — Citizens and taxpayers in the city of Milwaukee deserve to know the facts surrounding MPS and the use of district facilities. Here are the facts: – In 2012, the Board of School Directors determined that a good use for some closed or surplus facilities, including Malcolm X, was as community resource centers which may […]