Archives for August 2014

Photos: MPS ‘rings in’ traditional calendar year at one of the district’s 14 Commitment Schools

Local and state leaders joined MPS Board members, Acting Supt. Driver at MPS’ Thurston Woods Campus; photo gallery appears below MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee Public Schools “rang in” the traditional school year Tuesday at one of the district’s 14 Commitment Schools, schools identified to be transformed into high-performing schools through rigorous academic interventions, additional district-level supports and […]

MPS’ ‘staggered start’ for 3-, 4- and 5-year-old students aims to ensure successful start to school careers

All kindergarten, Head Start students in traditional calendar schools to participate MILWAUKEE – To help ensure a successful start to the educational careers of Milwaukee Public Schools’ youngest students, all 3-, 4- and 5-year-old students attending traditional calendar schools will begin the year on a “staggered start.” The 3-, 4- and 5-year-old students will start […]

With 99.1% of positions filled, MPS seeks 44 teachers primarily in high-need areas

District will be recruiting Saturday at Run Back to School; substitute teachers, paraprofessionals also sought MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee Public Schools has filled approximately 99.1% of its nearly 5,000 teaching positions as the new school year approaches and the district is seeking to bring that up to 100% by finding 44 highly-qualified teachers, mostly in high-need […]

GE Community Service Day celebrates 20 years of service to MPS students

2,500 GE employees volunteered for Community Service Day at 17 MPS  and 4 Waukesha schools, prepping classrooms and sprucing up school grounds for the first day of school on September 2. It is the largest single-day GE volunteering event in the world. GE Community Service Day began 20 years ago when a group of GE […]

MPS’ average ACT score up slightly, mirroring statewide trend

And MPS’ participation rate rises to 91.5%, remaining among the highest in Wisconsin; overall results underscore need to continue critical improvement efforts MILWAUKEE – The average ACT score for Milwaukee Public Schools’ Class of 2014 was up slightly compared to the Class of 2013 and over a five-year period, according to data released Wednesday by ACT […]

All students at 156 MPS schools will be able to receive a healthy breakfast, lunch at no charge

MPS announces participation in Community Eligibility Program (CEP) MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee Public Schools announced Monday an amendment to its policy for serving meals to students under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs for the 2014-2015 school year. The district is now among the first school systems in Wisconsin participating in the Community Eligibility Program […]