MPS to ‘ring in’ traditional calendar year Tuesday at one of the district’s 14 Commitment Schools

Local and state leaders to join MPS Board members, Acting Supt. Driver at MPS’ Thurston Woods Campus MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee Public Schools will “ring 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 flexibility […]

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

Kindergarten students at MPS' 81st Street School last school year

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

GE Community Service Day

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 […]