Public schools

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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.

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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.

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MPS, City of Milwaukee, Bucks launch Mentor Greater MKE

Published Jan. 9, 2019

The Milwaukee Bucks, City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) have officially launched a first-of-its-kind partnership - MENTOR Greater Milwaukee - to provide support to mentor organizations and programs across the city and to help meet the demand for quality mentors in Milwaukee.

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More than 2,100 GE volunteers will spruce up 21 schools on Wednesday

Published Aug. 1, 2017

On Wednesday, Aug. 2, while most of us are still enjoying summer vacation, and maybe beginning to think about back to school shopping, more than 2,100 GE employees will get up bright and early and report to 15 MPS schools, as well as two Tosa schools and four Waukesha schools.

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Herb Kohl salutes teachers with another massive DonorsChoose gift

Published May 8, 2017

Herb Kohl Philanthropies - which funded educators' crowdsourcing campaigns last fall - is celebrating the work of educators this Teacher Appreciation Week by anteing up another $500,000 to match donations made to Wisconsin teachers' Donors Choose campaigns.

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Manpower donates $200k toward City Year's work in MPS

Published March 17, 2017

Just days after Meralis Hood took over as executive director, at City Year Milwaukee, the AmeriCorps group of young people that works to help kids in Milwaukee Public Schools succeed, ManpowerGroup has announced it is giving the group $200,000 over the next four years.

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Powerful Milwaukeeans help reboot MPS Foundation

Published Nov. 28, 2016

The MPS Foundation gets a public reboot today when the foundation - which since 1998 has raised funds, beyond taxes, from the community in support of Milwaukee Public Schools - hosts its annual meeting at the Riverside Theater Downtown from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

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Nearly 16% of Wisconsin districts seek revenue boost on Tuesday's ballot

Published Nov. 7, 2016

According to the Wisconsin Association of School Boards, of 67 school referendums up for a vote on Tuesday, 25 find districts asking taxpayers to approve exceeding state-imposed revenue limits. Fourteen seek the right to temporarily exceed those limits and another 11 hope voters agree to exceed them permanently.