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  1. Washington HS of IT 1 of 10 U.S. schools to win mobile app development programRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2014 | Weekend

    Milwaukee Public Schools' Washington High School of Information Technology is one of only 10 schools across the country - and the only one in the Midwest - selected to receive a mobile application development and entrepreneurship curriculum aimed at empowering the next generation of developers and entrepreneurs. The program, created by the nonprofit education group National Academy Foundation and technology firm Lenovo, means Washington students will receive instruction based upon the rich curriculum the program offers.

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  2. MPS Board update: Malcolm X update, budget approval, new charter school petitionRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2014 | Weekend

    At its October meeting, the Milwaukee Board of School Directors received an update on the plan to bring a high-performing school to the Malcolm X site, approved the final 2014-15 budget including yearly fall amendments and approved a plan for a new charter school in the city. - As discussed at the meeting, beginning in fall 2016, Malcolm X is set to be the home of MPS' Rufus King International Middle School, which offers the rigorous college preparatory International Baccalaureate programming found in MPS' top-ranked Rufus King and Ronald Reagan high schools.

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  3. Milwaukee Inner-City Congregations Allied for Hope (Micah) Annual Public MeetingRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 30, 2014 | Weekend

    On Thursday October 30, 2014, 7:00 pm, at Calvary Baptist Church , MICAH will be having its Annual Public Meeting. The Public Meeting is a time for MICAH congregations to come together to celebrate their achievements, to announce future plans, and to challenge elected officials and citizens to commit to support for causes of racial and economic equity.

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  4. Mayor Barrett Reminds Residents of Early Voting DeadlineRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 30, 2014 | Weekend

    Early voting has been in full swing since the process began last Monday, October 20th. Mayor Tom Barrett and Election Commissioner Neil Albrecht are reminding residents that the deadline to vote before Election Day is tomorrow, Friday, October 31st at 7 p.m. "We have seen a strong turnout so far for early voting," said Mayor Barrett.

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  5. Financial Planning Day offers free financial counseling & workshopsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 23, 2014 | Weekend

    Common Council President Michael J. Murphy invites residents to attend Milwaukee Financial Planning Day on Saturday, October 25, to receive free financial counseling from professional Certified Financial Planners. The event will begin at 10:00 a.m. at the Journey House Center for Family Learning and Youth Athletics, 2110 W. Scott St. The event is free and open to the public.

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  6. Local senior scholars awarded multiple college admissions at 2014 Chicago Honors eventRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2014 | Weekend

    The 11 seniors who received numerous scholarships at the 100 Black Men Chicago Chapter's Eighth Annual Honors Student Reception : Ahmari Benton, Saudia Jones, Allegra Washington, Sydnei Parker, Morgan Hines, Kashayla Peete. : Alethia Tilford, Elise Ashley, Andrew McKee, Alexis Barner, Taylor Bragg-Brock.

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  7. MPS hosting nearly 1,000 leaders from nation's urban school districtsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2014 | Weekend

    Milwaukee Public Schools will host nearly 1,000 big-city school superintendents and other leaders from the nation's urban school districts this week as the Council of the Great City Schools' 58th Annual Fall Conference comes to the city. More than 75 discussion sessions will focus on challenges, best practices and reforms, including district and school-level implementation of the Common Core State Standards, the school-principal pipeline, teacher effectiveness and evaluation and deferred school-building maintenance.

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  8. Mayor Barrett and Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board to Host Job FairRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2014 | Weekend

    On Thursday, October 23, the Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board and Mayor Tom Barrett will be hosting a job fair at Serb Hall, 5101 W. Oklahoma Avenue, from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. The job fair will feature 75 of the Milwaukee Area's top employers with current job openings. Mayor Barrett will be joined by representatives from a wide range of industries who will be ready to interview candidates at the Premier Hiring Event.

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  9. Milwaukee Partnership First in the Nation to Host Boys and Men of Color WeekRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 17, 2014 | Weekend

    With the national spotlight on Milwaukee for ranking among the worst in the nation in unemployment, health disparities, incarceration rates, and low educational outcomes for minority males, the first annual Boys and Men of Color Week , which will align with President Obama's My Brother's Keeper Initiative , will aim to lay the groundwork for action and community investment. The first of its kind in the nation, Milwaukee's Boys and Men of Color Week will take place October 27 through November 1 , and will have a heavy focus on leadership, funding, capacity building, fatherhood and male engagement.

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  10. Remember whena Father Groppi laid it all on the line for civil rights in MilwaukeeRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2014 | Weekend

    In late November 1985, I got word of the death, at 55, of Father James E. Groppi, noted Milwaukee civil rights activist. I was touched, as are most of us, at the finality of the passing of a friend or hero, for true friends and real heroes, are few and far between.

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  11. RICH program, selling city-owned foreclosed homes for $1, receives unanimous Council supportRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2014 | Weekend

    Certain city-owned foreclosed homes in distressed neighborhoods will sell for $1, and the buyers will qualify for low-interest revolving loans from the city to aid in renovating the properties under new legislation sponsored by Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II and approved on a unanimous vote by the Common Council on Tuesday. "There are neighborhoods in the city where the effects of the foreclosure crisis are still being felt," Alderman Stamper said.

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  12. City of Milwaukee Health Department to Host Free Immunization ClinicRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 11, 2014 | Weekend

    The City of Milwaukee Health Department will open its Keenan Health Center and Southside Health Center locations from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11, to provide school-required immunizations to children who are uninsured, whose insurance doesn't cover immunizations, or children who have public health insurance such as BadgerCare Plus or Medicaid. Wisconsin Law requires that children be immunized against a range of illnesses such as mumps, measles, and pertussis in order to attend school and child care settings.

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  13. Milwaukee County Supervisor Michael Mayo, Sr. Sets EventRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 11, 2014 | Weekend

    Milwaukee County Supervisor Michael Mayo, Sr. today invited the community to join him in an event to raise awareness of homeless veterans and domestic violence in Milwaukee County by spending the night in Dineen Park. The event will begin at 5 p.m. on October 23 the Dineen Park Golf Shack, 6520 W. Keefe Ave. in Milwaukee.

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  14. Community events Friday in 15th Aldermanic DistrictRead the original story

    Oct 7, 2014 | Weekend

    Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II invites residents to two events taking place on Friday, October 10 to celebrate the heritage and housing in the Washington Park neighborhood and the Lisbon Avenue area. The Washington Park Neighborhood Housing Tour will offer participants a look at featured Habitat for Humanity homes, including a newly-built home and two newly-rehabbed homes.

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  15. Workshop to Help Unravel the Mystery of Starting Your Own BusinessRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 7, 2014 | Weekend

    Wisconsin entrepreneurs looking to jumpstart their businesses are invited to take part at the first-ever Small Business Academy, which will take place from 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 22 at the Potawatomi Hotel & Conference Center in Milwaukee. The half-day academy will provide entrepreneurs and start-up businesses the opportunity to connect with financial and technical resource providers, learn the tools needed to start and grow their businesses and network with other businesses.

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  16. Students invited to apply to MPS' early admissions high schools with entrance requirementsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 7, 2014 | Weekend

    Milwaukee Public Schools is inviting students and families interested in the district's early admissions high schools with entrance requirements to apply in time for the November 1 deadline. A new online application allows students to apply to multiple schools for the upcoming 2015-16 school year.

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  17. Alderwoman Coggs hosts information session about fire and police careersRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 7, 2014 | Weekend

    In an effort to inform residents of job opportunities and increase diversity within Milwaukee's protective services, Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs will host a career information session Wednesday, October 8 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The City of Milwaukee is currently recruiting candidates for jobs as police officers, police aides and fire cadets. Police officers must be at least 21 years old and possess a high school diploma or qualifying GED and a valid driver's license.

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  18. Ald. Bauman calls Mayoral veto of home improvement loan program a "slap toRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 4, 2014 | Weekend

    Alderman Robert Bauman vowed Friday that he will work to overturn Mayor Tom Barrett's veto of Common Council legislation that would offer forgivable loans up to $25,000 to homeowners to perform major repairs to their homes, calling it a "slap to the face" of middle- and working-class homeowners in the city. "Mayor Barrett's veto demonstrates a fundamental misunderstanding of the depth and breadth of the crisis in our neighborhoods," Alderman Bauman said.

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  19. Michelle Alexander keynote speaker for the Milwaukee NAACP's Freedom Fund DinnerRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 3, 2014 | Weekend

    Michelle Alexander, author of "The New Jim Crow-Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness," was the keynote speaker for the Milwaukee NAACP's Freedom Fund Dinner recently.

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  20. EconomicsWisconsin Receives $5,000 AT&T Innovation Award to support Fall SeminarsRead the original story

    Oct 3, 2014 | Weekend

    AT&T Wisconsin announced today that Economics Wisconsin has received a $5,000 AT&T Innovation & Investment Award to support the Economics for Opinion Leaders seminar series being held this fall in Milwaukee. The goal is to present a series of two-day seminars on economics to Wisconsin opinion leaders, including journalists, corporate leaders, clergy, non-profit managers, elected officials and business owners.

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