Last updated on February 25th, 2022 at 11:35 am
Education is a subject with which we’ve been deeply connected for many years – as parents of four uniquely different students, as volunteers, and as a board member of SHARP Literacy.
We can all agree that the past few years have taken a toll on the well-being of students everywhere. Some continued their schooling seamlessly; some were able to attend in-person and many transitioned to online learning. But the reality is that, still, many have fallen way behind or have dropped off and in a sense are missing. Circumstances beyond the control of teachers created an often impossible situation.
Associate editor Lauren Anderson’s coverage in this special section includes an explanation of the different education sectors in Milwaukee, and leaders from public, charter and choice schools contributed pieces making their case for more business support of them. Lauren also looked at growing schools, what they are doing to stimulate their growth and their ongoing funding challenges. She also spoke with All-In Milwaukee, a nonprofit engaged in mentorship of college students from the greater Milwaukee area. Their goal is to help students complete their higher education pursuits, but furthermore remain in Wisconsin post-graduation and be part of our local workforce.
We all can agree that our workforce is challenged. What will become of it in the years ahead? This is where the rubber meets the road. Are you willing to help, to get involved, to donate, volunteer or mentor? Increasing the number of high-quality school seats in Milwaukee, in any form, will require more from all of us. Our future workforce needs you now more than ever.
The logos on our front cover and on this page represent companies and organizations already engaged in supporting Milwaukee schools and the expansion of more high-quality seats in our city. We wish to thank them for their support. A portion of their logo investment will be reinvested in education efforts in the city. These companies also identified the schools listed below as those which they support.
This section is just part of a month of BizTimes Milwaukee coverage focusing on education. Look for more stories at biztimes.com/highqualityseats.
Dan and Kate Meyer
Co-owners, BizTimes Media
- All-In Milwaukee
- Bruce-Guadalupe Community School
- City Forward Collective
- Cristo Rey Jesuit High School Milwaukee
- Dominican High School
- Downtown Montessori Academy
- Dr. Howard Fuller Collegiate Academy
- HAPA – Hmong American Peace Academy
- Kingdom Prep Lutheran High School
- Lake Country Classical Academy
- Marquette University High School
- Milwaukee Academy of Science
- Milwaukee College Prep
- Milwaukee Excellence
- Milwaukee Public Schools
- Nativity Jesuit Academy
- Notre Dame School of Milwaukee
- Rocketship Public Schools
- Saint Joan Antida High School
- Seeds of Health Inc.
- Seton Catholic Schools
- St. Joseph Academy
- St. Marcus School
- United Community Center
This article is part of a BizTimes Media Business Cares special report on education in Milwaukee, examining the issues and challenges the community faces to increase the number of high-quality education seats in the city and to develop young talent and the city’s future workforce.
The report includes:
An explanation of what the difference is between Milwaukee’s public, charter and private (voucher) schools, and how many students attend each.
These feature articles:
- Leaders of high-performing Milwaukee schools say funding is biggest impediment to adding seats
- All-In Milwaukee takes aim at Milwaukee’s college completion crisis
And, viewpoints from leaders of Milwaukee Public Schools, a Milwaukee charter school and a Milwaukee private (voucher) school:
- Capturing our city’s economic growth potential hinges upon a well-supported MPS system
- Supporting charter schools will improve the outcomes for Milwaukee children
- Each family deserves a choice, regardless of income, when it comes to educating their children
Look for more education coverage in the coming days and weeks at BizTimes.com.