Archives for October 2013

The facts: MPS, Malcolm X and 2760 Holdings LLC

MILWAUKEE – City residents and taxpayers deserve to know the facts about Milwaukee Public Schools, its Malcolm X Academy site and the Milwaukee Board of School Directors’ vote this week to authorize the sale of the site to 2760 Holdings, LLC pending approval from the Milwaukee Common Council. Here they are: – Under the sale, […]

Board votes to authorize sale of former Malcolm X site

MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Board of School Directors voted Monday night to take the first step in the sale of the Malcolm X complex. It authorized the administration to request the City of Milwaukee sell the building to 2760 Holdings, LLC. MPS buildings are owned by the City of Milwaukee, so the sale must be approved […]

MPS enrollment grows for the first time in a decade

Families recognizing district’s significant improvements and successes MILWAUKEE – Enrollment in Milwaukee Public Schools grew between 2012-13 and 2013-14, reversing a decline that lasted nearly a decade. MPS’ fall enrollment count submitted to the state this year was 78,502, up from 78,461 submitted at the same time last year. The modest increase came after the […]

Riverside girls track team to cut ribbon on new track Saturday

UPDATE: Photos and a video from the event are posted below. Set for 10 a.m. Saturday, October 12 at school; track had not been upgraded since 1977 MILWAUKEE — The girls track team from Milwaukee Public Schools’ Riverside University High School (RUHS) will cut the ribbon Saturday on the school’s brand-new track. RUHS’ girls track […]

Milwaukeeans show support for Milwaukee Public Schools, following news of a proposal that could evict 3,500 MPS students from their schools

A new proposal discussed in Madison Wednesday could evict more than 3,500 Milwaukee Public Schools students from their current schools, some of which are among the most successful schools in the city. There has been an outpouring of support for Milwaukee Public Schools, leaving many people asking what they can do to help. Wisconsin State […]

Senate proposal could evict 3,500+ MPS students from their schools, including some of the most successful in the city

Proposal to strip local control over school facilities comes as MPS sees first enrollment increase in a decade MILWAUKEE – A new proposal discussed in Madison Wednesday could evict more than 3,500 Milwaukee Public Schools students from their current schools, some of which are among the most successful schools in the city. Senate Bill 318 […]