The founder of a grassroots mentoring program for young black boys will work with youth in the Vel R. Phillips Juvenile Justice Center this summer.
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Local students struggle after changes to GED test
The number of students who passed their GED tests at Milwaukee’s four main testing sites nose-dived when a new, more challenging test was rolled out in 2014. It has been rising slowly since then, but is still fewer than one-fourth of the total who passed in 2013.
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Patrick Blanton, who belonged to the famed Jesse White Tumblers in Chicago as a child, brought his skills to Milwaukee, where he founded the Milwaukee Flyers.