The Medical College of Wisconsin’s Violence Prevention Initiative has awarded $750,000 to Ripple Effect Milwaukee, a program that will teach conflict resolution and leadership skills to youth at Boys and Girls Clubs throughout Milwaukee.
A new charter school is aiming to close the proficiency gap for underserved, low-income students in the greater Thurston Woods community.
NOVA High School students recently visited the Jewish Museum Milwaukee to learn how to lead guided tours. The students are creating an exhibit on the Milwaukee civil rights movement in collaboration with Arts@Large, a program that provides arts experiences for Milwaukee Public School students.
A study focusing on seven south side MPS elementary and middle schools conducted by Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service shows that Spanish-speaking students who have been in ELL classes outperform their non-ELL peers in reading and math.
A rigorous curriculum and high standards that ELL teachers set for their students pay off for Greenfield students.
Stephanie Williams and her youngest daughter go to school together at the Next Door Foundation in the Metcalfe Park neighborhood. Williams attends GED classes while her daughter participates in the Early Head Start program.
High school student Domonique Whitehurst is one of eight interns at ArtWorks for Milwaukee who worked on anti-drug and violence campaigns this fall. The semester-long program strives to foster collaboration and promote the arts, while training students for careers.
Parents or guardians of children new to the Milwaukee Public School system can now register their child online. This service is a first for Wisconsin and the region, and will simplify the registration process, while increasing the connection between schools and the families.
Four days a week, “Ashley” (not her real name) attends Our Next Generation, a community-based nonprofit that offers after-school academic and enrichment programs. Ashley and her tutor, Sammie Lou Krieger, have worked together for six years, meeting every Monday for a one-on-one tutoring session.
At 14, Darrin Madison is too old to be a member of the Urban Ecology Center’s Young Scientists Club any more, so he returned as a volunteer.