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Here is data from the 2018-’19 school year. Read more

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Inspired by a young man at a gym, Bell founded City Champs—a nonprofit providing scholarships to youth that allows them to train at local martial arts gyms. Read more


In hyper-segregated cities like Milwaukee, busing was the only way to integrate schools in all-white and all-black neighborhoods. Read more

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At LIT, the number one goal is to put power in the hands of the youth and teach them how to advocate for themselves. Read more


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

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Happening Now


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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

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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

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