The Milwaukee Public Schools board is mulling over a proposal by Demond Means, commissioner of the Opportunity Schools Partnership Program, that would expand community schools. MPS would run the schools, which would employ union teachers.
Stellar Collegiate charter school will open on the South Side in August with a focus on literacy. The school was approved by the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee’s Charter School Office.
Three teams of Hmong American Peace Academy students were selected to attend a state showcase in Madison for Project Citizen to offer solutions on community problems.
Lila Saavedra, 26, found her passion for service working with the Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast. She hopes to use her platform with the organization to empower young girls to become leaders in their communities.
A partnership between a struggling traditional MPS high school and a high-performing MPS charter school is progressing but questions remain about whether the arrangement will benefit all students.
The DRIVE program, created by the Medical College of Wisconsin, gives teens from diverse communities the opportunity to conduct research that targets public health problems.
Milwaukee Area Technical College got national TV coverage this week when PBS host Tavis Smiley highlighted its free college program that will launch in the fall.
Cymone Newton, a senior at Harold S. Vincent High School, is one of 10 high school students in Wisconsin to receive a Horatio Alger state scholarship, established to help students who have pushed through adversity afford a higher education.
Peter Drews, a Playworks coach at Hopkins Lloyd Community School, uses “game time” classes to teach leadership skills, conflict resolution and collaboration.
H2O Milwaukee Music’s Peace Propaganda Project, a 10-week music education course run by cousins Dwight and Marquis Gilbert, aims to give students an outlet for creative expression and enhance their academic success.