On the one-year anniversary of the shooting of Sylville Smith, his family hosted a “Back to School Bash.” The event provided an outlet for community members to celebrate Smith’s life and get students excited to go back to school.
In the first year of Teach for America’s Milwaukee Summer Institute, new corps members learned the basics of teaching, and the challenges and opportunities of working in the city.
The new Milwaukee Public Schools Department of Black and Latino Male Achievement was created to address failures in educating young men of color, but critics say lack of student involvement thus far is hampering the department’s likelihood for success.
The YWCA’s High School Equivalency Diploma program helps students obtain high school-level credentials by completing a 20-week course.
St. Augustine Preparatory Academy will primarily serve Latino students when it begins classes next month. The school also will offer community members access to a health care clinic, ESL classes and GED preparation.
Six female students at Hayes Bilingual students were introduced to careers in science, technology, engineering and math during a five-day program this summer.
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.