Archives for April 2014

MPS’ Jill Hewitt ‘clings to stranger, prevents him from jumping off bridge’

Milwaukee Public Schools special education administrator Jill Hewitt likely helped save the life of a man she spotted on a bridge fence high above I-94 Sunday. After seeing him, Hewitt, MPS’ Northwest Regional Coordinator for Specialized Services, went up to the bridge. She held onto the man, told him she loved him and shared stories […]

Best fertilizer? Can chewing gum improve your memory? And what difference does a green roof make? MPS students tackle topics at District Science Fair

More students, schools participating in 7th annual event at the Milwaukee County Zoo MILWAUKEE – What’s a better fertilizer: Fish feces or Miracle-Gro? Can chewing gum improve your memory? And what difference does a green roof make versus an asphalt roof? MPS students from kindergarten to high school are answering these questions and more than […]

MPS 4th graders experience culture in Denmark

Fourth grade students from Golda Meir School for the Gifted and Talented arrived safely in Denmark last week. The students in Ms. Opie’s classroom spent the school year studying Danish culture, language, food and history, in preparation for this trip. The two-week journey provides students with an opportunity to study abroad and fully immerse in a […]

Proposed MPS budget increases investment in classrooms, including 50 more art, music and PE teachers

Also includes a school support teacher and parent coordinator in every school; Continues multi-year trend to focus on classrooms MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee Public Schools Superintendent Gregory Thornton’s proposed 2014-15 budget continues to invest in classrooms and increase the standard of care for students across the city, providing another boost to art, music and physical education […]

Milwaukee Board of School Directors Committees for 2014-2015

MILWAUKEE — In an effort to utilize the expertise and talents of the members of the Board of School Directors, Milwaukee Board of School Directors’ President Michael Bonds has announced the following Committee assignments for the 2014-2015 Board year. Committee on Accountability, Finance, and Personnel: Director Spence, Chair; Director Miller, Vice-Chair; Director Bonds; Director Sain; Director […]

Updated: Bonds re-elected president of Milwaukee Board of School Directors

Holman re- elected VP MILWAUKEE – Director Michael Bonds was elected Thursday evening by his colleagues as president of the Milwaukee Board of School Directors for the 2014-15 Board year. The vote came during the annual organizational meeting of the elected Board, which governs Milwaukee Public Schools. Bonds, who has served on the board since […]