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Mom Watched Daughter, 13, Die, Now Asking For Memorial Help  Milwaukee, WI Patch

Mom Watched Daughter, 13, Die - Milwaukee, WI - The shooting took place in one of Milwaukee's poorest neighborhoods.

School Report Cards: MPS Has 39 Failing Schools, 5 Top Performers  Wauwatosa, WI Patch

MPS Has 39 Failing Schools, 5 Top Performers - Wauwatosa, WI - The Democratic Party held its pre-election rally with Barack Obama at Milwaukee's ...

Urban League, United Way detail plans for Milwaukee's troubled North Division High School  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Milwaukee's troubled North Division High School is expected to see a renewed emphasis on college and career readiness, employment services for students ...

Democrats bring Barack Obama to North Division High School in Milwaukee  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Former President Barack Obama speaks at a rally for Democratic candidates up and down the ticket with Sen. Tammy Baldwin (center) and gubernatorial ...

Howard Fuller emerges as central figure in battle over the future of MPS North Division High School  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Longtime school choice advocate Howard Fuller is emerging as a central figure in a simmering battle over the future of Milwaukee's struggling North Division ...

Segregated schools are still the norm. Howard Fuller is fine with that  The Hechinger Report

School founder Howard Fuller visits with students at the Milwaukee Collegiate Academy charter school. Photo: Amadou Diallo for The Hechinger Report.

Security top of mind for former Pres. Obama’s visit to Milwaukee  WITI FOX 6 Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE -- Suspicious packages were mailed to prominent Democrats and CNN just days ahead of former President Barack Obama's visit to Milwaukee on ...

Obama will campaign at Milwaukee high school  WTMJ-TV

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Former President Barack Obama's campaign stop in Wisconsin Friday will be at a Milwaukee high school. Obama is campaigning for Sen.

MPS unveils ambitious plan to transform education in one of Milwaukee's poorest neighborhoods  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Beginning this school year, two mobile teams of psychologists, social workers, nurses and others will be dispatched to serve students in crisis in one of the ...

Borsuk: A Milwaukee high school is one of the lowest performing in the U.S. Is help on the way?  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

By the numbers, Milwaukee North Division High School is one of the lowest performing comprehensive public high schools in America. Let's start with a few ...

Marquette seeks to limit turnovers against tough Kansas State defense  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The Golden Eagles (5-2) have coughed up the ball 103 times in seven games this season.

Boys into men: Milwaukee initiative trains coaches to guide young athletes on relationship violence  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Thirty Milwaukee coaches will begin a Coaching Boys into Men initiative to prevent gun, domestic and sexual violence.

MPS board approves plan to restructure 53206 schools, increase North Division enrollment  Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Milwaukee Public Schools is moving forward with an initiative to reconfigure schools in the 53206 ZIP code, creating a feeder system for North Division and ...

Gilbert Brown's football camp kicks off at North Division High School  WDJT

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Former Packer Gilbert Brown's annual football camp started Tuesday at North Division High School. The camp, which is in its 13th year ...

Battling for the soul of North Division High School  Milwaukee Community Journal

Almost a decade to the day after members of a task force officially reached an impasse in efforts to turn around the fledgling North Division high school, many of ...

North Division, Zablocki chosen to participate in community schools partnership

Clement J. Zablocki School and North Division High School are the two newest Milwaukee Public Schools to join the Milwaukee Community Schools ...

Walker Might Have Won Had He Been Bolder  Wall Street Journal

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker should have announced that he will take over Milwaukee's failed public schools and appoint someone like Michelle Rhee as ...

North Division committee calls for independent African-American board to run failing school  Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

A group of North Division High School alumni, neighborhood residents and students known as the Call to Action Committee is seeking more control for ...

North Division High School 1968 50 Year Class Reunion  Milwaukee Courier Weekly Newspaper

On Saturday October 6, 2018 at the Potawatomi Hotel and Casino North Division High School 1968 50 Year Class Reunion along with 1967 and 1969 ...

North Division High School hosts 15th annual Daddy-Daughter Dance  WITI FOX 6 Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE -- Quality bonding time! Dads and their daughters put on their best attire to attend the Daddy-Daughter Dance at North Division High School on ...

Group Wants Independent North Division  urbanmilwaukee

As North Division High School transitions to a “community school” in the fall, a group of stakeholders is calling for an independent school board made up of ...

Students at Milwaukee's North Division High raise concerns about drinking water quality  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

MPS insists all water available to students in its schools is safe for drinking.

President Obama speaks at North Division High school  Milwaukee Community Journal

The number 44 has a very specific meaning in numerology. According to numerologists, 44 is related to business, specifically business that correlates building ...

Hut, hut, hike! Gilbert Brown Foundation hosts free football camp for kids starting Tuesday, July 10  WITI FOX 6 Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE -- The Gilbert Brown Foundation and the AT&T Wisconsin Pioneers are teaming up to hold a free football camp for Milwaukee youth at North ...

From high school star to homeless addict to convicted killer: The Lawrence Ingram story  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

“Coached by Garmer Currie, and led by 6-5 center Lawrence Ingram … North (Division High School) swept through the tournament and beat Janesville Craig, ...

Borsuk: MPS Interim Superintendent Keith Posley has optimism and big goals for troubled schools  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Keith Posley is a really optimistic person with big goals. I asked him several days ago about the future of Milwaukee's North Division High School. “This is going ...

North Division High School students protest school's water cleanliness  WTMJ-TV

Students at a North side high school are concerned over their access to clean water but the district says the students are spreading false information.

Barack Obama speaks at North Division High to reinvigorate black voters in 53206  The Milwaukee Independent

The Democratic Party of Wisconsin welcomed former President Barack Obama to Wisconsin on October 26 to campaign with Senator Tammy Baldwin, Tony ...

Joe Biden heads to Wisconsin to stump for Tammy Baldwin, Tony Evers  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Former Vice President Joe Biden will visit Madison and Milwaukee on Tuesday to rally support for Democrats.

Milwaukee Public Schools, Racine Unified avoid ‘failing’ status in latest report cards  WITI FOX 6 Milwaukee

MADISON — The newest statewide report card shows dozens of Milwaukee schools -- both public and private -- are failing. But no districts fell into that category, ...

Obama, Biden announce Wisconsin visits | Local News  Journal Times

WISCONSIN — Former President Barack Obama and his vice president, Joe Biden, are both planning stops in Wisconsin in the next week. They both plan to ...

Obama endorses candidates, urges voting at local high school  Marquette Wire

This year Obama endorsed Wisconsin's Democratic ticket with candidates Tammy Baldwin for U.S. senator and Tony Evers for governor. Lieutenant governor ...

Obama Campaigns In Wisconsin Today | News  WSAU News

UNDATED (Wisconsin Radio Network) - Former President Barack Obama is in Wisconsin today (Friday). Obama will campaign with Democratic candidate for ...

New juvenile centers to follow closing of youth prisons  Daily Reporter

By ALLISON DIKANOVIC Milwaukee Neighborhood News *Service*. MILWAUKEE (AP) — About 60 people gathered recently at North Division High School to ...

North, Zablocki Become Community Schools  urbanmilwaukee

At a recent national forum on community schools, principal Chris Garza of Zablocki Elementary School heard a school leader make a comment that resonated ...

Data Wonk: How MPS Is Hurt By Its “Friends”  urbanmilwaukee

North Division controversy raises issue: which schools best serve low-income black students?

Across Wisconsin, students take part in National School Walkout against gun violence  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Students at Rufus King High School in Milwaukee took part in the National School Walkout on Wednesday. The 17-minute walkout was to remember the 17 lives ...

'200 Nights of Freedom' 50th Anniversary Celebrated Saturday at North Division  Shepherd Express

The event also focused on reigniting youth activism in the city to accelerate change.

“Destined to do great things:” MPS event helps young men find hope, opportunity

MILWAUKEE -- Wednesday, March 15th was dubbed "A Day of Destiny" for the African-American male students at North Division High School. The point was to ...

Nefertari African Dance Company celebrating 50th anniversary with festival  WITI FOX 6 Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE -- The Nefertari African Dance Company is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a festival this weekend. Evan spent the morning at the Wisconsin ...

“No Amount of Tears:” Students in Milwaukee take a stand against bullying

MILWAUKEE -- Wednesday, October 25th was "Unity Day," a nationwide effort to promote kindness, acceptance and inclusion -- and students in Milwaukee ...

Stewart: Mickell Harrell has the toughest football coaching job in the area  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Despite low numbers and tough circumstances, Milwaukee North coach Mickell Harrell has kept the school's football program alive.

When Milwaukee students demanded more black history — and food — in their schools in 1968  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Milwaukee civil rights leaders fought for integration in the education of African-American kids. In early 1968, students took up the fight themselves.

Rapper Coo Coo Cal's new video 'a love letter to Milwaukee'  Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Coo Coo Cal (Screen shot from “Home” by Coo Coo Cal featuring Fee$). Coo Coo Cal's music video, called “Home,” showcases a number of Milwaukee's ...

Democrat Tony Evers elected Wisconsin governor, denying Republican Scott Walker a third term  WJW FOX 8 News Cleveland

WISCONSIN - Democrat Tony Evers will oust Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker from office, denying the Republican a third term and accomplishing something ...

These schools are participating in the national school walkout March 14  WTMJ-TV

Schools across the country are planning to walk out of classes on March 14th at 10 a.m. for 17 minutes in honor of the 17 victims in the Parkland, Florida school ...

Packers' Gilbert Brown on instilling values in youth  WTMJ-TV

Packers Super Bowl Champion Gilbert Brown is trying to pass on values he learned from his parents to kids in Milwaukee.

Wisconsin Governor Race: Walker, Evers Make Final Push  Milwaukee, WI Patch

Wisconsin Governor Race - Milwaukee, WI - The race for Wisconsin Governor between Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Tony Evers is tightening up as ...

From North Division to Yokosuka: Navy sailor credits growing up in Milwaukee  The Milwaukee Independent

A Milwaukee native and 2009 North Division High School graduate is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan. Petty Officer 3rd ...

Downpour doesn't stop Milwaukee Juneteenth Day celebration  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

About an hour before Milwaukee's 47th annual Juneteenth celebration officially began, it started to pour — and it didn't look like it would quit anytime soon.

Borsuk: Scene at board meeting a sign of choppy times ahead for MPS  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

There is good news about the Milwaukee education scene, but the divisions between the sectors of Milwaukee schools are hardening and widening.

Taking a look back: They made high school basketball history during the height of racial tension in U.S.

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- There they were on the day after Thanksgiving -- together as one, and in some cases, for the first time in 55 years! "It is so wonderful to see ...

Annual Daddy/Daughter Dance at North Division High School February 20th  WDJT

The Milwaukee Fatherhood Initiative is hosting its annual Daddy/Daughter Dance at North Division High School on Saturday, February 20th. The event ...

Cost estimate rises for north leg of Zoo Interchange after project delayed  Daily Reporter

Cost estimates for the completion of the final leg of the Zoo Interchange project are climbing in the wake of lawmakers' decision to postpone that project until.

“We want to be the healthiest city in this country:” Health Fair held at North Division H.S.

MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee's mayor and health officials are urging parents to check their kid's immunization records. Many children don't have the required ...

Political novice challenges Gwen Moore for 4th Congressional District seat  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Tim Rogers, a delivery driver with no political experience or campaign funds, is looking to unseat U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore on Nov. 6.

Barack Obama Visited Milwaukee to Encourage People to Vote  Milwaukee Courier Weekly Newspaper

By Ana Martinez-Ortiz. Former President Barack Obama told the crowd, the only way to make a change is to vote. (Photo by Ana Martinez-Ortiz). When it comes ...

Former President Obama urges voter turnout in Milwaukee at speech condemning Trump's policies  The Milwaukee Independent

Former President Barack Obama fiercely criticized Donald Trump's tenure in office and his destabilizing policies on October 26, in a fiery address to the ...

Activists honor past, imagine future at March on Milwaukee 50th finale  Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Joe McClain (left) and Chanda Wheeler pose for a snapshot after an intergenerational discussion at the March on Milwaukee 50th final celebration last weekend ...

Hope and Change 2.0: City could be on cusp of ending 172-year streak of white male mayors  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Some believe Milwaukee could see a change as soon as 2020 in a 172-year streak of white men in the mayor's office.

Democrats' expanded control of state governments could change the 2020 political landscape  CNBC

Democrats picked up full control of a half dozen statehouses Tuesday, while Republicans lost full control of four others as voters in three dozen states elected ...

Former Vice President Joe Biden, Eric Trump campaign in Wisconsin Tuesday  WDJT

(CBS 58) -- Former Vice President Joe Biden spoke to voters in Milwaukee, pushing them to vote for the State's Democrats, including the Democratic ...

PUNCH LIST: Fed Money, Fraud and Foxconn Jobs (VIDEO)  Daily Reporter

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Time to start thinking about Back-to-School prep: 17th annual health fairs announced for August

MILWAUKEE -- With school just around the corner, Mayor Tom Barrett and the City of Milwaukee Health Department have announced the city's 17th annual ...

Boldt announces series of promotions in executive ranks  Daily Reporter

Some big changes are afoot at the top of The Boldt Co.'s executive ranks.

Do you know a child who has lead poisoning? Help us by telling your story  Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Children and pregnant women are most at risk of long-term damage from lead exposure, and there is no safe level of lead.

Robert Harris Jr. grew up in county children's home, gave back as teacher, coach, community leader, family man  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Robert Harris Jr. spent his youth in a county children's home, then foster care. But he got what he needed, so he gave back until he died at age 90.

Community leaders: Public officials ignoring "public health crisis"

On a recent weekday afternoon, a group of North Division High School students, Milwaukee Public Schools teachers and other supporters demonstrated in front ...

Eyes on Milwaukee: New Building for Bronzeville  urbanmilwaukee

Apartments and medical clinic coming to N. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.

Will Obama Visit Increase Black Turnout?  urbanmilwaukee

Andrea Anglin saw former President Barack Obama when he visited Milwaukee just over 10 years ago on Labor Day in 2008. He and running mate Joe Biden ...

For Kazee, a tough project makes the next one a breeze  Daily Reporter

Anthony Kazee got hooked on construction early in his life. His grandfather was a dump truck driver and would let Kazee ride with him.

Vel Phillips remembered and honored at memorial service  Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Dozens of Milwaukee leaders attended a memorial *service* for Vel Phillips, the civil rights activist who changed open housing laws in Milwaukee.

Wisconsin roundup: Walker campaigns in western Wis., national...  Hudson Star Observer

Gov. Scott Walker made his final campaign stops ahead of the midterm elections. Walker stopped at the Republican offices in Hudson and Eau Claire Sunday to ...

Report: Courthouse project would cost Milwaukee County $367M (UPDATE)  Daily Reporter

A new report says Milwaukee County will need help from the state or a private business partner to build a proposed $367 million criminal courthouse.

Vel Phillips, Influential Trailblazer and Civil Rights Pioneer, Dies at 94  Milwaukee Courier Weekly Newspaper

By Evan Casey and Karen Stokes. First women elected to the Common Council-City of Milwaukee. (Photo by Evan Casey). Velvalea “Vel” Phillips, a Milwaukee ...

Obama, Trump rallies illustrate Wisconsin's divide: 'It makes me sad how polarized it is'

The split-screen of voter rallies held by the current and former president in Mosinee and Milwaukee is a microcosm of America in 2018.

Foxconn names 37 contractors for construction of first building (UPDATE)  Daily Reporter

Foxconn Technology Group on Tuesday has named 37 contractors who will be building the first structure at the company's manufacturing site in Mount Pleasant.

Wisconsin roundup: Reward for missing Barron girl up to $50K;...  Hudson Star Observer

Authorities are now posting a $50,000 reward in the search for a missing girl from northwestern Wisconsin. A $25,000 reward previously posted by the FBI was ...

Which MPS schools had the most sources of lead in water? FOX6 Investigators have the list

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Public Schools ran tests in 2016 to see if there was lead in the water at its schools. The results, released in December 2016, showed ...

Operations School's Out at North Division High School  Milwaukee Courier Weekly Newspaper

Chief Edward A. Flynn held Roll Call outside North Division High School Thursday morning, as part of Operation School's Out. A show of strength to the ...

“It was very helpful:” Free basketball camp prepares Milwaukee’s youth for the game of life

MILWAUKEE -- A free basketball camp takes Milwaukee's youth off the streets of the inner city and into a high school gym. But the lessons being taught will go ...

Jamila Woods and other music professionals are helping Milwaukee teens hone their skills  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The free monthly event, created by singer-songwriter Grace Weber, kicked off with Jamila Woods as a special guest.

Republican leaders implore faithful in Waukesha to get out the vote in mid-term elections  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

On the heels of a Democratic rally in Milwaukee on Friday featuring Barack Obama, GOP leaders highlighted the importance of voter turnout on Nov. 6.

Construction employment up in 9 Wisconsin metros – The Daily Reporter – WI Construction News & Bids  Daily Reporter

Construction employment rose in nine of Wisconsin's 12 metropolitan statistical areas between May 2017 and May this year and remain unchanged in three.

Former Milwaukee columnist remembers working with Bill Cosby  WISN Milwaukee

Eugene Kane, a former Milwaukee Journal Sentinel columnist, said he knew Bill Cosby as a personal and professional acquaintance in the early 2000's.

This is the Bill Cosby I know  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

I'm not totally objective on the subject of Cosby, but I'm not a sycophant who refuses to acknowledge reports of women insisting he drugged and sexually ...

Harvey Kowalke  Ozaukee Press

Harvey J. Kowalke of Port Washington died Thursday, Oct. 4, at Cedar Lake Health and Rehabilitation Center in West Bend. He was 95. Mr. Kowalke was born in ...

Barack Obama burns Donald Trump over iPhone story  Mashable

At a rally in Milwaukee, Barack Obama slammed Republicans over complaining about Hillary Clinton's emails while ignoring Donald Trump's iPhone story.

Flooding closes interstate in Ozaukee County – The Daily Reporter – WI Construction News & Bids  Daily Reporter

Another drenching storm has dumped more than 7 inches of rain on parts of Ozaukee and Washington counties.

North Side artist Evelyn Patricia Terry curates 'little gem' gallery  Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Evelyn Patricia Terry showcases artwork in her home art gallery, but despite her past international success, she lacks funding for much-needed renovations.

Daddy/Daughter Dance celebrates 15 years with sold-out event  Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

At North Division High School, about 1000 fathers and daughters attended the annual Daddy/Daughter Dance, which was streamed live on Facebook for the first ...

President Trump rallies for Republicans in Mosinee  WBAY

President Donald Trump promised a less fiery tone as he rallied for Wisconsin Republicans, speaking for almost an hour-and-a-half.

Fifth summer of We Got This focuses on reading, jobs  Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Kavayah Lashay (center) talks to Stephanie Morris (left) as Turyah Harrison and Kaliyah Johnson (right) browse through books in the We Got This garden.

Storms across area prompt evacuations, flooding (UPDATE) – The Daily Reporter – WI Construction News & Bids  Daily Reporter

John Clavette of Waukesha loads a sand bag into the truck of Tim Lewison of Barton, right, as they help load sand bags for Lewison's father-in-law, Dick ...

Author recounts Golda Meir's career as a leader, which began as a schoolgirl in Milwaukee  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

A new biography recalls that Golda Meir forged organizing skills as a girl in Milwaukee that later led her to become prime minister of Israel.

Barack Obama, Unlike Donald Trump, Says 2018 Midterms More Important Than His Own Election  Newsweek

Obama called 2018 "what might be the most important election of my lifetime." Trump has said that '18 was important...but was not quite 2016.

“Safe space:” Milwaukee Recreation’s ‘Summer Stars’ program works to keep young people out of trouble

MILWAUKEE -- Teenagers in Milwaukee have been in the news for all the wrong reasons of late -- shootings, carjackings, thefts and more. So how do we keep ...

Milwaukee civil rights activists and 200-day march veterans honor history, share their stories  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

50 years ago, they marched for 200 days. Saturday, they shared stories with young civil rights activists.

Community leaders: public officials ignoring 'public health crisis'  Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Despite the recent release of a City of Milwaukee report on lead contamination, community leaders are saying officials have not done enough to educate the ...

Mount Pleasant public-works employee dies on the job  Daily Reporter

MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. (AP) — Police say a public-works employee who was struck by a car while working along a highway in southeastern Wisconsin has ...

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