Phil dosmann


MPS seeks input on a potential new program at Happy Hill

Published Oct. 5, 2015

The former Happy Hill Elementary School has been closed since 2006. But don't think folks at MPS haven't been thinking about it. Now, the district is again turning to the community as it seeks to re-open the school - built in 1958.


Montessori pathway is a silver lining in the education omnibus

Published July 14, 2015

The WMA managed to get an alternative teacher-licensing track included in the omnibus that allows graduates from a program accredited by the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education, (MACTE) to apply for a Wisconsin state teaching license to teach in a public or charter Montessori school.


Saturday summit explains what Montessori education looks like

Published Oct. 3, 2012

What does a Montessori education really look like? Prospective parents, prospective teachers, current Montessori families, the media and community members who want to learn more are invited to take a look as MPS - which operates the largest collection of public Montessori schools in the U.S. - hosts a Montessori Summit on Saturday, Oct. 6. Admission is free.


Rapid creation of Howard Ave. Montessori marks a step forward

Published Aug. 19, 2012

Milwaukee's Montessori schools - Lloyd Barbee, Craig, Fernwood, Kosciuszko, MacDowell and Maryland Avenue - which enroll 3% of the district's roughly 80,000 students, tend to score above district averages in most subjects and have better retention and lower mobility rates than other MPS schools. A number of them even outscore state averages. In a couple weeks, a new MPS Montessori will open in the old Tippecanoe School on Howard Avenue.


Montessori math conference arrives at the perfect time

Published Oct. 26, 2011

The North American Montessori Teachers' Association hosts a double-themed conference in Milwaukee at the Hyatt Regency this weekend. In addition to discussing "Strengthening the Montessori Culture in the Public and Private Sectors," the conference, which runs from Thursday through Sunday, will also look at "The Essential Montessori Mathematics."