GED challenges both students and teachers

Keisha Gathright (left), Manuel Saldivar (center) and Becky Zingsheim (right) prepare for the GED in a class at UMOS. (Photo by Molly Rippinger)

After the first year of administering the reconstructed GED, Milwaukee educators and students are changing their approach in order to pass the exam.

Public health school students trained to tackle deeply rooted social problems

The UW-Milwaukee's Zilber School of Public Health, 1240 N. 10th St., is located in the Brewery, a complex near downtown that once housed the sprawling Pabst Brewing complex. (Photo by Alhaji Camara)

Students from UWM’s Zilber School of Public Health are filtering into the community, attempting to alleviate some of Milwaukee’s most deeply rooted problems.

New VA community center combats veteran homelessness

The building that now houses the Community Resource and Referral Center was built in 1925 and originally housed a moving company that used horses and carriages.

The new VA Community Resource and Referral Center, housed in a restored historic building on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, provides resources to veterans who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Common Council to vote on divisive streetcar plan Tuesday

A large and boisterous group of community members packed a cafeteria at Journey House recently to voice their concerns about the streetcar project.

Refugee group to visit state capital to discuss college aid reform

Citizenship students in the Older Refugee Program at Neighborhood House, with instructor Crystal Custalow, right. (Photo courtesy of Neighborhood House of Milwaukee)

A delegation of refugee students from the International Learning Center will visit with state legislators in Madison on Feb. 10 to discuss reforms to a college aid program for minority students.

MPS draws hundreds of families to school enrollment fair

Hundreds of Milwaukee families applied to enroll their children in elementary, middle and high schools at the MPS School Fair held at Milwaukee High School of the Arts. (Photo by AlHaji Camara)

Families had the opportunity to meet face-to-face with school representatives from about 100 elementary, middle and high schools and to apply early for new schools in the fall.

Controversy swirls around “new opportunities” for Milwaukee public schools

A teacher leads a class at Woodlands East, a school chartered by UW-Milwaukee. Certain charter schools could be replicated under a plan put forth by Republican legislators. (Photo by Edgar Mendez)

A recent proposal by Republican legislators could open the door for charter schools to replace public schools. MPS officials called the plan a mistake.

Teen pregnancy campaign turns heads, resonates with youth

The new ads are located at bus shelters in targeted areas and read “Have a baby too young and it’ll control your life.” (Photo by Maria Corpus)

United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County strives to decrease the teen birth rate with new ads showing teen parents controlled by their baby.

Agencies, volunteers hit streets to count Milwaukee’s homeless population

An unidentified homeless man holds a sign asking for money at 25th Street and West St. Paul Avenue. (Photo by Brendan O’Brien)

Milwaukee County’s Continuum of Care, a group of organizations and individuals that serve the homeless, will count and survey homeless individuals this week to better understand their plight.