Schools

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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.

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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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Program fosters friendship, empathy among diverse students

Published Dec. 8, 2019

Last year, through a program called Repairing Together, Indian Community School classmates learned about the lives of Jewish, Latinx and African American students, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.

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Ruling the runway, making the grade

Published Aug. 11, 2019

The choice was easy: Take a traditional final exam or walk the runway. And students in the cosmetology program at MATC were more than glad to earn their grades, one strut at a time, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.

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MPS launches big push to green more school playgrounds

Published July 8, 2019

Along with a long list of collaborators, Milwaukee Public Schools is announcing a multimillion-dollar investment in green schoolyards on Tuesday as part of an ongoing program to complete projects that will enhance school lanscapes, create outdoor learning spaces and improve the environmental impact of school grounds by replacing asphalt with green spaces.

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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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"Living in two worlds": Indian Community School connects students with culture

Published June 22, 2019

The powwow tradition is just a small but important part of the cultural programming at the Indian Community School, where the Our Ways initiative supports the school curriculum by connecting students with traditional practices and ways of life, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.

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MPS' Parkside students organize market, paint CSA truck mural

Published May 15, 2019

As agricultural program coordinator at MPS' Parkside School of the Arts in Bay View, Erin Dentice has worked hard to green the school's grounds and much more. Anyone who knows her, won't be surprised to hear she's got a full slate of activities with kids from a number of MPS schools this spring.