Marquette Wire

Wisconsin loses ‘Race to the Top’ funds

Tim Seeman

March 11, 2010

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

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

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...