MPS Foundation's #ConnectMKE aims to bridge connectivity gap

Published June 3, 2020

The digital divide in Milwaukee has been highlighted by the pandemic school closures that have forced most communication and interaction between teachers and students online. Wednesday morning, the Milwaukee Public Schools Foundation announced a new initiative to help bridge that gap.


9 old school Milwaukee school postcards

Published May 26, 2020

Here, for a nice stroll down memory lane, are postcard images of nine vintage Milwaukee public schoolhouses. They are a mix of buildings that survive and that are now long gone.


Urban spelunking: Old North Milwaukee, Custer High & Edison Middle Schools

Published Feb. 13, 2020

Building names can come and go at public schools as neighborhoods change, as district needs change, as programs change. The currently vacant schoolhouse at 5372 N. 37th St. - listed for sale by the City of Milwaukee Department of City Development - had three names during its life span.


Basketball coach demands his students score on and off the court

Published Jan. 19, 2020

It's the day after Christmas, and the sounds of thumping basketballs, squeaking sneakers and shouts from Pulaski/Carmen High School boys varsity basketball coach Melvin White echo off the walls of the school's gym, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.


11 more lost Milwaukee schoolhouses

Published Jan. 7, 2020

When, a few years ago, I posted about 11 lost Milwaukee schoolhouses, readers asked for more. Here, then, are 11 more examples of temples of learning lost to the wrecking ball over the years.


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.