When I decided to go back to school for journalism part-time some six years ago, I wasn't really sure what to expect. I'd always intended to go back and obtain my bachelor's (I had an associate arts degree stashed away from the early 90s, and than.. Read more

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Sixty years ago this week, in a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Brown v. Board of Education that “separate but equal” schools for black and white Read more

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Everyone makes mistakes. It's the simplest fact. For many it's the first abstract lesson we learn. And it's one we seem to be learning in a different way every single day for the rest of our lives. The important thing isn’t whether Read more


Scattered across Milwaukee are school buildings that shine like gems, once you look past the chalk dust and grime for ornamental friezes, murals and solid architectural bones in shapes from Romanesque Revival and Queen Anne Read more


Jonathan Kozol is the author of Fire in the Ashes: Twenty-Five Years Among the Poorest Children in America, a powerful work that follows a hardened group of impoverished inner-city children he has known... Read more


The Third Ward is getting a culinary school. This spring the Art Institute of Wisconsin (320 E. Buffalo St.) is adding a culinary program offering associate degrees in culinary arts and bachelor's degrees in culinary management... Read more

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The choreographers of the Milwaukee Ballet’s Genesis: International Choreographic Competition Read more

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By the time I’d made it to opening night of the Rep’s Radio Golf last night, I’d already sat in two different theatres for three different shows over the course of the day. I was a bit exhausted. I couldn’t’ve asked for a better show to end the d.. Read more


H/T to Ryan at the Pabst for this: Wilco just debuted the so-bad-it's-good cover art for their upcoming Wilco (The Album), which was shot during the band's recent stay in Milwaukee and very clearly shows Mader's restaurant in the background—and a .. Read more

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With all of the major educational issues facing Milwaukee Public Schools, you may have won Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ,Taking Liberties Read more

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Historically, jam bands’ attempts at rap have been, well, awful. Just bloody awful&m The Wedding Singer ,Today in Milwaukee Read more

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Could use some in this long winter. Sit down before reading further, but Wal-Mart will not go to (ruin) Stoughten after all! Hooray and hallelujah. Christa Westerberg, in the vortex of this multi-year fight, called with the good news. Could it be .. Read more

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In fact, beginning in the sixth grade, more than a third of every grade level until senior Guys on Ice ,Taking Liberties Read more

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Lawmakers are debating whether to expand the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program to the subu Red Pepper ,Expresso Read more


So when Barrett spoke recently to a group of students at Marshall High School, he gave th Madame, a bonobo playground ,News Features Read more

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At issue was whether the Wisconsin Virtual Academy (WIVA) complies with state laws on char BeadStyle ,Expresso Read more

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Sure, everyone demands MPS do something about its horrendous achievement gap between black Could you describe or explain the Guest Expressions campaign? ,Taking Liberties Read more

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Bright Eyes' grand return to the Pabst was a little anticlimactic, although that's not necessarily a bad thing. Last time Milwaukee saw young Mr. Oberst, he was being dragged off stage by an exasperated handler, following a clusterfuck finale fill.. Read more

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As I await Radiohead's "In Rainbows"...I'm waiting in line as I write this.Foolishly, I forgot to pre-order Radiohead's new pay-what-you-can digital album, so I am stuck on the band's Web site, registering for a copy that would have already be.. Read more

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