Milwaukee Public Schools

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

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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


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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. Read 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. Read 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 Read more

Art for Art's Sake

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

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