Marquette Wire

OLIVER: Selling empty MPS buildings could generate needed revenue

Eric Oliver

October 1, 2013

Filed under Viewpoints

With a growing home foreclosure rate and declining public school enrollment, Milwaukee has a lot of empty buildings to maintain, and they're costing the city a substantial sum of money. Wisconsin Sen. Alberta Darling and Rep. Joe Sanfelippo recently pro...

Milwaukee area schools lose enrollment to virtual school

Monique Collins

October 25, 2012

Filed under News

Schools in the four-county Milwaukee metro area have been hit by a significant decrease in enrollment this year, while virtual charter schools have made gains, according to data released by the state that provides a preliminary h...

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...

Marquette part of new plan to save MPS

Kara Chiuchiarelli

November 9, 2010

Filed under Featured

Anyone involved with the Milwaukee Public School system, from its new superintendent to student-teachers, will tell you: It’s in trouble. MPS has missed the Adequate Yearly Progress standards in reading and mathematic...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Mayoral takeover will bolster MPS

November 19, 2009

Filed under Editorials, Featured, Viewpoints

Too many cooks can spoil a dinner. For the same reason, we support state legislation allowing the mayoral takeover of Milwaukee Public Schools. Last month, the state legislature proposed a bill that would give Milwaukee’s...

Aldermen argue for mayoral takeover of MPS

Tim Seeman

August 31, 2009

Filed under Featured, News

The deficiencies in Milwaukee Public Schools, including low test scores on Wisconsin standardized tests, high dropout rates, graduation rates considerably lower than the state average and a large budget deficit, have long been...