Published: Fri, 9 Dec 2016 07:16:05 CDT
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 19:01:00 CDTThe new Big League Fun exhibit at the Betty Brinn Children's Museum debuted on Nov. 18 and has been so popular among families that it's already been extended to next March. Milwaukee is the exhibit's first stop on a traveling, four-year national tour.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 08:09:00 CDTToday is Giving Tuesday and thus I'm re-sharing this post from December 2013 about how you can use Donors Choose to help out a local public school.
Wed, 9 Nov 2016 17:06:00 CDTLast week, MPS unveiled a multifaceted reform plan that, if implemented, would upend two decades of anti-public school sentiment among Wisconsin legislators - and it shows that Dr. Darienne Driver is not just any old MPS superintendent.
Wed, 9 Nov 2016 08:55:00 CDTOn Monday, I posted about the 67 school referenda on the ballot across the state in Tuesday's election and this morning I wanted to follow-up with some results.
Mon, 7 Nov 2016 08:14:00 CDTAccording to the Wisconsin Association of School Boards, of 67 school referendums up for a vote on Tuesday, 25 find districts asking taxpayers to approve exceeding state-imposed revenue limits. Fourteen seek the right to temporarily exceed those limits and another 11 hope voters agree to exceed them permanently.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 17:30:00 CDTMilwaukee Public Schools launched a new initiative, MPS C.A.R.E.S., today to provide safe places for young people to go and additional access to wellness resources for youth and families.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:10:00 CDTHerzfeld Foundation grants $50,000 to support City Year Milwaukee's efforts in 11 Milwaukee Public Schools to increase the number of students who stay in school and on track to graduate. City Year is an education-focused organization that places young adults in urban schools to serve as full-time tutors, mentors and role models for students.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 15:16:00 CDTDespite the recent news that the Milwaukee Public Schools district is not subject to the Opportunity Schools Partnership Program in 2016-17, MTEA President Kim Schroeder said the work is not done, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 13:06:00 CDTAs author of "My Son Wears Heels," Julie Tarney provides support for parents of gender non-conforming, non-binary, trans and queer children. But what does it mean to be "out" as a family in today's America? Tarney and her son Harry Hanson explain in their own words.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 13:06:00 CDTThe change in designation for MPS suggests two things. One, we now have better evidence that the disdain toward MPS is clearly undeserved. Two, lawmakers would better serve our children by working with MPS on its internal reforms rather than against it.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 15:56:00 CDTThis fall, Discovery World and the Greater Milwaukee Foundation open "Physics and You," an exciting, fun and hands-on permanent exhibit that explores gravity, aerodynamics, lift and drag, electricity and electromagnetism, and Newton's Laws of Motion.
Thu, 6 Oct 2016 10:29:00 CDTThirty 6th, 7th and 8th grade girls from Notre Dame School of Milwaukee will make a trip to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater for CyberGirlz, a technology day camp hosted on the university's campus and sponsored by Northwestern Mutual.
Tue, 4 Oct 2016 19:45:00 CDTDuring a recent trip to KeyLime Cove in Gurnee, Illinois, senior writer Molly Snyder was impressed with the waterpark's commitment to health and safety.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:20:00 CDTWhile it's true that Bradley Tech High School, 700 S. 4th St., in Walker's Point has been in the news for the wrong reasons in recent years, there have also been many positive developments there. See for yourself at Tuesday's open house, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:02:00 CDTIt's been four years since LEGO KidsFest has been to Milwaukee, and during that time, the LEGO craze has grown and grown. The event is back in town and we caught up with master model-builder Chris Steininger to find out what we can expect to find at KidsFest.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:02:00 CDTDriving past, you might not really notice the changes at the Elite Sports Club-River Glen, 2001 W. Good Hope Rd., in Glendale, which was built as Le Club in 1972 and purchased by Elite in 2012. But on the inside, it seems that everything is changing.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 19:06:00 CDTWe hear a lot about "school choice" in reference to voucher schools and other educational options. Nevertheless, I'm eager to share why my husband and I chose public schools for our kids - and why I'll continue to support them.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 09:02:00 CDTMilwaukee high schools have very different policies on cell phone use on school grounds. It seems high school cell phone policies are a microcosm of the differences between city public schools, suburban public schools and private religious schools.
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 15:56:00 CDTSupport Our Schools Wauwatosa (SOS) will host a free "Support Our Schools Fall Forum" to help parents and citizens understand concerns about funding shortages for K-12 schools in Wauwatosa and across Wisconsin on Monday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m.
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 17:06:00 CDTLast week, WILL's Will Flanders posted the third and final installment of this series of policy proposals, in which he argues that the state must destroy MPS in order to save it. His weapon of choice is immediate full-scale implementation of the OSPP.
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 08:45:00 CDTYesterday morning, a group of kindergarteners from Milwaukee Public Schools' Rogers Street Academy visited BMO Harris Bank to judge auditions by local sports mascots for roles in the upcoming production of Milwaukee Ballet's "The Nutcracker."
Sun, 11 Sep 2016 10:56:00 CDTFor two weeks, eight teens participated in Layton Boulevard West's Code Academy, a pilot computer programming class that is teaching them skills they can parlay into careers in an increasingly technology-driven society, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.
Tue, 6 Sep 2016 08:55:00 CDTToday, Herb Kohl Philanthropies announced that it has funded the Donors Choose campaigns of nearly 700 Wisconsin teachers whose classrooms serve about 43,000 students in 140 districts.
Sun, 4 Sep 2016 11:06:00 CDTTwo brothers, who started the Young Enterprising Society (YES) in 2011, have recently focused on bringing their knowledge of technology to middle and high school students, mostly in central city schools, reports Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service.
Tue, 30 Aug 2016 14:26:00 CDTSeptember is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and the Delafield-based G9 is poised to present more important work. On Tuesday, Sept. 20, "The G9 Golden Celebration" will celebrate the leaders coming together to change the future of childhood cancer.
Tue, 30 Aug 2016 12:56:00 CDTLater this week, Wisconsin's children start back to school. In honor of that, Jay Bullock uses his column to take a look at some recent school-related fictions and attempt to explain the actual facts.
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 09:04:00 CDTBryanna and Craig Royal were high school sweethearts who got married, built a house, secured full-time jobs, had four children, adopted two dogs and found themselves in the midst of what they thought would be the "perfect" life. And yet, it wasn't...
Fri, 12 Aug 2016 19:10:00 CDTSummer is a time to uncover the grill, determine which swimsuit still fits which child and plan the annual summer vacation. No matter what your destination, every trip is a learning experience. Here are my family road trip tips to help make it easier.
Wed, 10 Aug 2016 10:10:00 CDTThe award-winning LEGO KidsFest returns to Milwaukee, for the first time in four years. The largest and longest-running official LEGO touring extravaganza will run Friday, October 7 through Sunday, Oct. 9, at the Wisconsin Center.
Mon, 1 Aug 2016 13:05:00 CDTMost new parents are in need of information and support, but for LGBTQ families, it's not as easy to connect with same-sex moms and dads who are knowledgeable about issues specific to their households. Recently, Laurie Marks and Joseph Brooks changed that with the launching of Miltown LGBT Families.
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 10:16:00 CDTWe already gave you 10 ideas to find relief from the heat wave that's overtaken the Milwaukee area. Now the Milwaukee Public Museum adds another way to keep cool and have fun during the scorching weekend ahead.
Wed, 13 Jul 2016 18:56:00 CDTThere's a perfect storm heading toward our kids' Wisconsin public schools, and the damage done would be 100 percent man-made by Madison politicians. Let me share three reasons why I'm so worried, why you should be too and what we can do about it.
Wed, 15 Jun 2016 13:01:00 CDTThis list features fun stuff in and around Milwaukee for kids of all ages. From smelling the roses at Boerner Botanical Gardens to visiting Old World Wisconsin, this list is chock full of suggestions to keep your little ones entertained all year long.
Thu, 9 Jun 2016 07:02:00 CDTOn Sunday, June 12, from noon to 2 p.m., award-winning children's book illustrator Renee Graef will be at the North Point Lighthouse Museum at 2650 N. Wahl Ave., for a book signing of her latest book titled "B is for Beacon: A Great Lakes Lighthouse Alphabet."
Mon, 6 Jun 2016 16:17:00 CDTThe Clarke Square Community Garden is celebrating the launch of gardening season with a garden kick-off event, garden plots and two free gardening classes for those who'd like to learn more about gardening.
Mon, 16 May 2016 14:02:00 CDTIn April, Safe and Sound welcomed William Coleman to the organization as Program Director. Coleman will direct Safe and Sound's teams dedicated to neighborhoods within four Milwaukee (police) districts and each made up of a youth organizer, a community organizer and a CPU coordinator.
Mon, 16 May 2016 09:10:00 CDTNew Orleans jazz musician Trombone Shorty created an inspiring children's picture book based on his own life that documents his musical journey and his determination to make his dreams come true as a musician.
Thu, 12 May 2016 14:03:00 CDTKohl's Wild Theater performing arts group at the Milwaukee County Zoo is set to start its sixth season with entertaining and educational theater pieces geared toward children.
Mon, 9 May 2016 14:36:00 CDTThe MKE Plays program has received a prestigious "Our Town" grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, said Ald. Michael J. Murphy, who helped launch MKE Plays last year.
Wed, 4 May 2016 15:06:00 CDTYou may have forgotten Teacher Appreciation Day yesterday on Tuesday, May 3, but since we're actually in the midst of Teacher Appreciation Week, you actually have a bit of leeway - and this handy Teacher Appreciation gift guide.
Tue, 3 May 2016 18:56:00 CDTAs public school parents, it's tough to believe in our leaders in Madison. Many say that they support our kids' schools, but in vote after vote, they are not on our side. They don't stand up for our kids.
Tue, 3 May 2016 08:34:00 CDTLast year, the city approved a plan by Maures Development Group to redevelop a set of buildings, including the Henry Koch-designed former Garfield Avenue School, into mixed-income housing, a new America's Black Holocaust Museum and more. What's up?
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 10:00:00 CDTThe MKE Plays program, which is helping to transform 12 of the city's most deteriorated playgrounds, will unveil plans for Marcus DeBack Playground during a news event Friday, April 29 hosted by the program's founder, Ald. Michael J. Murphy.
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 16:56:00 CDTThe German Language and School Society of Wisconsin (DSSV) will celebrate its 60th anniversary this weekend with its annual awards ceremony held on Sunday, May 1 at Marquette University High School.
Thu, 17 Mar 2016 15:06:00 CDTMadison365 reports that the Bucks are lending a hand to encourage student achievement by donating groups of seats -- 30 tickets -- to Madison-area students who show measured improvement in the areas of literacy, behavior and attendance.
Wed, 16 Mar 2016 17:37:00 CDTMy family recently adopted a new dog. His name is Beauregard, and he is a rescue from HAWS in Waukesha. We weren't looking to adopt another dog but sometimes fate just intervenes. We lost our Shadow a couple of years ago and after a period of adjustment Sydney was comfortable at home with her feline companions.
Tue, 1 Mar 2016 13:16:00 CDTThe other side might sputter and stammer that the current state of affairs when it comes to Wisconsin's school funding is good enough. But more and more research nationwide is showing otherwise, and now is the time to prove it in court.
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 15:02:00 CDTT. Rex's bigger and badder cousin Giganotosaurus is here and so are some of his friends, until May 15. The new exhibit at Milwaukee Public Museum is full of interactives and more that your kids (and you) will love. Here are some of them.
Fri, 29 Jan 2016 15:00:00 CDTThe creation of the game happened one night probably a decade ago. My younger brother, my then-girlfriend and I, drunk on coffee, began stuffing the rule book with variations. Since then I've never played an "official" game of Uno.
Wed, 13 Jan 2016 19:19:00 CDTOK, so your dog or cat isn't really a human, but he or she might be very human-like in some ways. Research proves domesticated animals can do a lot more than we thought. Local pet owners share stories.