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Get personally involved in local politics and social justice causes; find out how by reading Saving Our Democracy. Read more

Saving Our Democracy

Get personally involved in local politics and social justice causes; find out how by reading Saving Our Democracy. Read more

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There is no doubt that Erika Siemsen is best qualified to serve the families in the Second District on the MPS School Board. Read more

News Features

The Shepherd Express endorses judges and MPS School Board candidates for the election of Tuesday, April 2. Read more

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District One is fortunate to have two qualified individuals running for the MPS School Board: Marva Herndon and Shyla Deacon. Read more

News Features

Bob Peterson is probably the most qualified person to run for the Milwaukee School Board in more than a generation, and that is not an exaggeration. Read more

News Features

Sequanna Taylor’s personal and professional track record strongly indicates that she will be a powerful advocate for the educators, parents and children of Milwaukee Public Schools. Read more

News Features

The Shepherd Express strongly endorses Megan O’Halloran for the MPS District Eight board seat and for her tireless work supporting public education and fighting against the efforts of those who continue to try to privatize our public education. Read more

News Features

The master savings account will automatically include an initial seed of $25 per student, with opportunities for students to earn more. Read more

Daily Dose


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With training in dance, theatre, business and finance, Deborah Farris was hired in 2002 as the vulnerable young Danceworks’ first paid executive director. Read more

Fall Arts Guide

A three-week-long hunger strike to provide better healthcare for MPS substitute teachers ended after the MPS board passed a preliminary budget last month that gave healthcare provisions to some substitute teachers. Read more

Daily Dose

Alex Brower is taking matters into his own hands to raise awareness for healthcare coverage, or lack thereof, for substitute teachers at Milwaukee Public Schools. Read more

Daily Dose


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Kyana Young, a postdoctoral fellow at Marquette University, began working in the Global Water Center in 2016. She’s the Shepherd Express’ Hero of the Week. Read more

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More than 8,000 MPS students took part in the festival, which included vocal and instrumental music, culinary, dance, theater and spoken word performances. Read more


Arte is looking for art and music items including drawing paper, paint, paint brushes, pencils, erasers and more. Read more

Visual Arts


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Off the Cuff speaks with Milwaukee native Flow Johnson about his 10-month-old publication and event space, After Magazine & Gallery. Read more

Off the Cuff

Milwaukee Public Schools mentor Deon Haith discusses what it’s like to teach the teachers. Read more

Off the Cuff

Longtime Milwaukee Public Schools English teacher Geoffrey Carter will read from his novel that examines the assault on public education, The P.S. Wars, on Jan. 19 at Boswell Book Co. Read more


Mark your calendars for Friday, Oct. 27, when the Marcus Center presents a multi-arts collaboration of epic proportions celebrating the centennial of seven artists instrumental to creating the Great American Songbook. Read more

A&E Feature

“Our work is a collaboration between the youth and professional artists, so it has the flavor of both,” says Lori Vance of arts and community program Express Yourself Milwaukee. Read more

Off the Cuff