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.
Jendora Kelley, a local poet and community culture leader at Carmen High School, shares spoken word poetry at community events as a way to encourage positive change in Milwaukee.
Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service followed two College Possible students, Darneisha Virginia and Nury Plascencia, from their senior year in high school through college. They have now been awarded their college diplomas.
For the first time in 15 years, Washington High School made it to the state chess tournament. Head coach Micheal Moore has his eyes on a championship.
Desmond Mason, former small forward for the Milwaukee Bucks, recently paid a visit to Express Yourself Milwaukee to work with young people.
A districtwide uniform policy recently passed by the Milwaukee Public Schools Board of Directors attempts to address bullying and reduce costs for low-income families, but critics say it does not get at the root cause of those issues.
A group of 35 students from Reagan High School will have the opportunity to see plant and animal species that can be found nowhere else in the world when they travel to the Galapagos Islands this summer.
“Fill the Gaps” is a temporary initiative created by Arts @ Large and Milwaukee Public Schools to place trained artist educators in classrooms until the district can hire licensed teachers.
David Washington loves math so much that he completed all the math courses his school offered by the time he was a sophomore. MAS sent him to Marquette University calculus classes for two years and now he is bound for Northwestern University.
About 150 Milwaukee Public Schools students performed their poetry in front of celebrity judges at a recent poetry slam.