MPS Board OKs health care changes that maintain commitment to retirees, save up to $6 million per year

Board also approves plans to encourage generic drug use and offer a lower-cost health plan option MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Board of School Directors approved a plan Thursday night that maintains Milwaukee Public Schools’ health care commitment to retirees while saving the district up to $6 million a year. The Board voted to convert current […]

42 MPS schools make the grade on state report cards, but overall results underscore urgency to continue needed improvements

MILWAUKEE – Forty-two MPS schools are rated exceeds expectations, meets expectations or making satisfactory progress in the 2013-14 report cards released by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Tuesday. But the overall report card results, including the district’s report card, underscore the urgency for Milwaukee Public Schools to continue to make needed improvements. “We have […]

15 MPS schools honored by the state for ‘Beating the Odds’

Schools have higher rates of poverty than three-quarters of the schools in Wisconsin and have above-average reading and math achievement compared to similar schools MILWAUKEE – Fifteen schools in the Milwaukee Public Schools family have earned the honor of being named 2014-15 Wisconsin Title I Schools of Recognition, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction announced […]

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 […]