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MPS partners with Educators Credit Union for new program to teach students financial literacy

Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) hosted a special celebration at Victory Italian Immersion School on May 8, where its entire class of fifth-grade students had completed the EVERFI program sponsored by...
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Student audit finds less Wisconsin residents enrolling in UW System

The University of Wisconsin System’s in-state student enrollment has dropped sharply over the last nine years, reflecting declining regional populations and system efforts to get students to...
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Valedictorian tradition faces an uncertain future in light of tarnished honor

By John R. Thelin, University Research Professor, University of Kentucky As college and high school graduations take place, thousands of select students will step to podiums to deliver their...
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Sixteenth Street mural commemorates 50 years as integrated member of the neighborhoods it serves

In celebration of its 50th anniversary, Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers unveiled artist Mauricio Ramirez’s commemorative mural on an exterior wall of its Chavez Clinic on May 9. Sixteenth...
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Immigrants to Wisconsin without lawyers often remain stuck in a purgatory of detention

After analyzing data of Wisconsin residents with cases beginning between 2010 and 2015, it was found that those who had lawyers were more than six times as likely to be allowed to stay in the...
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National spotlight will be on Milwaukee’s Latino community during LULAC National Convention

By Ana Martinez-Ortiz • Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service In a year when issues such as immigration and a proposed wall at the Mexican border have become major political issues, the nation’s...
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Brewers legend Robin Yount recognized for years of citizen involvement in helping the Armed Forces

The Hall of Fame shortstop and outfielder for the Milwaukee Brewers and two-time American League MVP Award winner, Robin Yount, was the 2019 recipient of the Citizen Support award during the...
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Gold Star Family, George Banda, and Iwo Jima veterans recognized with Sijan Award for Valor

The 2019 Lance Sijan Award Ceremony took place at the Milwaukee Yacht Club on May 16, as the last tribute during Milwaukee Armed Services that recognized local individuals for their valor and...
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Blue Star program offers military families free summer visits to Milwaukee Art Museum

The Art Museum will participate in the annual Blue Star Museums program, a collaboration among the National Endowment of the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 2,000...
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A Time of Terror: National broadcast details story of how James Cameron survived a lynching

“For those of us who believe in God, no explanation is necessary. For those of us who don’t believe in God, no explanation is possible.” – James Cameron, on surviving a lynching The most...
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Coastal flooding and shoreline erosion expected along Lake Michigan region until end of 2019

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, announces that record high water levels are forecasted on several of the Great Lakes over the next six months. Due to recent wet conditions, the...
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Trauma-Informed Care offers Milwaukee children a new approach for finding hope and healing

Over the past few decades, a culture developed that seemed to place a higher value on bureaucratic outcomes of health care than on fostering positive human connections. The effort to make a sweeping...
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