Brown Street Academy principal Ava Morris wanted her students to have a variety of experiences that they might not otherwise have access to. The school lost its part-time art teacher in 2009, so when Morris heard about Arts@Large from a colleague, she jumped at the opportunity. The organization pairs diverse visual, literary, performing and multimedia artist educators with students for a three-year period.
About 70 community members, parents and staff from Hopkins Street School succeeded in swaying an MPS board committee to locate a proposed community school at Hopkins rather than nearby Lloyd Street School. The final decision is in the hands of the full school board, which is expected to vote on the matter on March 31.
Community members, teachers and religious leaders are mobilizing to protest the possible closing of Hopkins Street School in Lindsay Heights at the Milwaukee Public School’s Accountability, Finance and Personnel Committee hearing Tuesday. MPS has proposed merging Hopkins and Lloyd Street School at the Lloyd Street site.