Milwaukee public schools

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FoodCrush Podcast: Jarvis Williams & AnneMarie Sims talk MPS ProStart

Published Jan. 22, 2020

In 2016, Milwaukee Public Schools implemented ProStart, a nationally recognized culinary arts track for high school students that aimed to change the trajectory for students, offer them valuable life skills and prepare them for future jobs in the service industry. On this week's podcast, we chat with two key players who keep the program running at Bay View High School.

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MPS' Garland School makes the most of its expanded South Side home

Published Dec. 10, 2019

It's true that the long, low, single-story Hamlin Garland School on Milwaukee's far South Side isn't the style of building that typically grabs my attention. Call it a Midcentury Modern ranch house of a school building. But I try to never turn down an invitation to visit a public school, and stopping in at Garland recently reminded me why.

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MPS centers help connect students to college

Published June 23, 2019

Four MPS College and Career Centers around the city are open this summer to help students navigate the steps to higher education and jobs, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.

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Urban Spelunking: MPS' Rufus King International High School

Published Feb. 5, 2019

Milwaukee Public Schools is blessed with a number of really, really gorgeous old schoolhouses, but few can compete in the ornate category with Rufus King, which not only was built during the Great Depression, but really offered the ailing economy a giant middle finger with an almost insane attention to detail.

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MPS crisis response team helps students process grief, confront trauma

Published Jan. 6, 2019

When eighth-grade teacher Stanley Levells announced Sandra Parks' death, members of MPS crisis response team were there with him, and others were dispersed throughout the school as the news was shared with students, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.

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LOOK: Students at two MPS schools received free eyeglasses this week

Published Nov. 29, 2018

This year, Wisconsin Vision, in partnership with the Milwaukee Teachers' Education Association and Milwaukee Public Schools, provided free eyeglasses to about 200 students at Clarke Street School on the North Side and Zablocki Elementary on the South Side.

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Urban Spelunking: New Deal-era Enderis Playfield is a WPA gem

Published Sept. 20, 2018

In addition to the "green necklace" of Milwaukee County Parks draped so alluringly around the area, MPS owns 52 neighborhood playfields that add a dose of green space - and fun - to some Milwaukee neighborhoods. One of those is Enderis Playfield, a New Deal-era gem built by the WPA.

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MPS board approves plan to restructure 53206 schools

Published Aug. 5, 2018

The Milwaukee Public Schools board unanimously approved a proposal at its July 26 meeting to reconfigure nine schools in the 53206 ZIP code, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.

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College scholarships to MPS grads soar

Published June 14, 2018

So far this year, MPS students have earned upwards of $86 million in college scholarships and that number will continue to rise as colleges continue to report the numbers. That's more than $24 million than last year.