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 […]

At 16, MPS grad is off to the Ivy League

Helen Fetaw and her MPS Class of 2014 classmates earned $31+ million in scholarships MILWAUKEE — Going to one of the nation’s most prestigious universities is a goal of thousands if not tens of thousands of American high school graduates each year. For Helen Fetaw, a graduate of Milwaukee Public Schools’ Rufus King International High […]

Photos: King/Reagan calendar school year begins at one MPS’ top-ranked high schools


District focuses on achievement, positive youth-adult relationships and leadership at all levels; photo gallery included below MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee Public Schools started the school year for its three King/Reagan calendar schools Monday by presenting Rufus King International High School with a banner recognizing its U.S. News and World Report ranking as one of the best high schools […]

More volunteer tutors needed for growing program with record of increased student engagement


Teachers report 85% of students who participated in Interfaith-MPS Tutor Program were more engaged in learning MILWAUKEE – The successful Interfaith-MPS Tutor Program is seeking more volunteer tutors as it grows to serve more students in Milwaukee Public Schools. Tutoring in the program is a chance to make a positive impact in the lives of […]