Milwaukee Public Schools

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. 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. 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. 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. more


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

Off the Cuff

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

Off the Cuff


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Feedback gathered will be shared with the Milwaukee Board of School Directors as the district works to improve their nutrition program for MPS students. more

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Milwaukee High School of the Arts has cultivated programs to educate “the whole child" by merging arts with academia. The Shepherd Express interviews MHSA principal Barry Applewhite. more

A&E Feature

I’m Art Kumbalek and man oh man manischewitz what a world, ain’a? So listen, I’ve received a couple, three gung-ho thumbs-ups for the bigger type and the briefer length of last week’s essay,Art for Art's Sake more

Art for Art's Sake

STEM Forward is an independent Milwaukee-based nonprofit organization dedicated to engaging children and teens in STEM programming. more

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Profiles of four students from Lynde & Harry Bradley Technology and Trade School reveal that the tremendous funding disparity between urban and suburban school districts in Wisconsin is unacceptable. more

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Scott Walker’s 2017-19 budget proposal includes a $6.5 million spending increase for school mental health services. The money would go towards employing more school social workers, supporting collaborations with community health providers a... more

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Proving its doubters wrong, the Milwaukee Public Schools’ latest report card makes it ineligible for a takeover under a Republican-backed law that would have allowed Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele to privatize at least one low-perfo... more

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There’s a reason why Alberta Darling and Dale Kooyenga didn’t set up an OSPP in their home districts: Their constituents would never allow it. more

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The good news is that the latest attempt by white, suburban Republicans to wrest control of Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) from the racially diverse school board that was democratical,Taking Liberties more

Taking Liberties 13 Comments