Marquette Wire

City Year Milwaukee grows with recent grads

Monique Collins

September 27, 2012

Filed under News

For Milwaukee’s City Year corps members, who provide services to young, struggling students in schools across Milwaukee, representing the schools they work with and the teams they are a part of means everything to them. “I proudly ...

MPS ends pension program

Joe Kaiser

April 19, 2012

Filed under Featured, News

Milwaukee Public Schools plans to end a 30-year-old supplemental pension program for teachers by freezing current teachers' payments to the fund and denying new teacher participation. The decision will be enforced on July...

Wisconsin loses ‘Race to the Top’ funds

Tim Seeman

March 11, 2010

Filed under Featured, News

After a month and a half of waiting on the U.S. Department of Education to sift through 41 Race to the Top grant applications, Wisconsin learned last week it will not be considered in the first round of fund distribution. The...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Cutting funds from MPS cripples students

February 11, 2010

Filed under Editorials, Featured, Viewpoints

Scare tactics may work sometimes, but they’re no help when the threat may worsen the cause. In a Feb. 4 news release, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers informed Milwaukee Public Schools officials that...

State could change how MPS spends

Tim Seeman

February 9, 2010

Filed under Featured, News

Wisconsin's Department of Public Instruction wants to take a more active role in how Milwaukee Public Schools uses $175 million worth of federal money in an effort to improve district effectiveness. State Superintendent Tony...

Missing the grade

Tim Seeman

November 19, 2009

Filed under Featured

Over the years, Milwaukee Public Schools have struggled with low test scores, low graduation rates, startling gaps in racial achievement and administrative inefficiencies. Several school board and superintendent combinations have been u...

Future of MPS debated at panel

Tim Seeman

October 8, 2009

Filed under Featured, News

Mayor, school officials offer different options Five important figures in the debate over governance of Milwaukee Public Schools met Tuesday night at the Milwaukee Center for Independence, 2020 W. Wells St., as part of a public information panel. The dist...