Archives for December 2013

MPS Board vote authorizes sale of former school site to create innovative, first-in-the-region educator housing facility

Concept puts Bay View neighborhood property onto tax rolls and offers mentoring, collaboration for teachers who undertake the critical work of educating Milwaukee students MILWAUKEE – A Thursday night vote by the Milwaukee Board of School Directors authorizes Milwaukee Public Schools to sell its former Dover School site to developers who would create an innovative […]

MPS educator publishes article on bullying

An article written by MPS Curriculum Specialist Brett Fuller and two former MPS colleagues was recently featured as the cover story in Strategies – A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators. In their research for the article Bully Prevention in the Physical Education Classroom, the trio discovered that 50% of MPS students reported that bullying […]

MPS achievement scores trend up, outpacing U.S. growth rate in math and reading on rigorous national exam

Higher scores seen in both subjects, both grades tested from 2011 to 2013 and 2009 to 2013 MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee Public Schools students scored better this year than two years ago in both grades and both subjects tested on a rigorous national exam, yielding average score growth that outpaced the nation’s public school students and […]

CATP student teaches sign language and dance

Rufus King junior Lizbeth Lopez-Carillo teaches sign language and dance steps to children at the Nurturing Nook daycare center as a volunteer in the MPS Community Assessment Training Program. Lizbeth uses sign language, gestures, facial expressions, lip reading and keen observation skills in order to communicate. Teachers requested that Lizbeth also share her dance skills […]

Photos: NBA referees read with MPS’ Clarke Street School students as part of Scholastic and the NBRA’s ‘TIME OUT for Reading’

MILWAUKEE — NBA referees read with students at Milwaukee Public Schools’ Clarke Street School Friday as part of TIME OUT for Reading, a mentoring program and joint partnership between Scholastic and the National Basketball Referees Association (NBRA). About Milwaukee Public Schools Milwaukee Public Schools, Wisconsin’s largest school district, is expanding college and career readiness efforts […]

Cold weather alert

The weather we are experiencing is unusually cold and potentially dangerous. This is what MPS is doing to keep our students safe during the frigid temperatures: Schools have cancelled outdoor recess Students are being let into the building as soon as they arrive At dismissal, students remain inside until busses arrive, they are picked up […]