MU alum talks about captivity in Libya Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Captured by forces loyal to Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi, held in a Libyan jail and forced to leave a fellow journalist for dead, James Foley had more than one wartime story to tell Wednesday night.
Group moves into new offices Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Junior Achievement of Wisconsin Inc., a nonprofit organization serving 400 schools in the Milwaukee area and about 165,000 students in 7,100 classrooms statewide, has moved into new headquarters on Milwaukee's far northwest side.
Stolen owl not taking bait for return home Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Dakota, the stolen great horned owl, is still hooting from his wild tree roosts Friday evening after fleeing his juvenile captors, according to Lisa Rowe, director of operations for an Oconomowoc wildlife rehabilitation center.
66 MPS students get free glasses Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Students at Gwen T. Jackson Early Childhood and Elementary School, 2121 W. Hadley St., received free glasses Wednesday as a result of a partnership between Milwaukee Public Schools, an optical company and a nonprofit.
Wisconsin school districts adjust to canceled teacher convention Milwaukee Journal Sentinel The annual state teachers union convention that has traditionally meant a two-day school holiday at the end of October is off this year, leaving public school districts with decisions about how to schedule students and teachers.
Occupy Wall Street movement reaches Milwaukee Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Protesters representing a patchwork quilt of causes, from the recall of Gov. Scott Walker to economic justice and an end to housing foreclosures, took to the streets of downtown Milwaukee on Saturday.
High school teacher receives $25,000 award Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Kevin Janota, a technology teacher from Kimberly High School, was awarded the 2011 Milken Educator Award for exceptional educational talent, accomplishments and potential for professional and policy leadership.
Villard Square Library debuts Saturday Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Senior bookworms now have the option of living right above their choice entrées at the new Villard Square, which will be unveiled Saturday as the new home of a Milwaukee Public Library branch.
Many displaced students still need to find schools, MPS says Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Milwaukee Public Schools staff on Saturday helped displaced students at a northwest-side school find placement in other MPS schools, but half to two-thirds of the 400 inconvenienced ninth- and 10th-graders remain without a school.
Dyslexia expert to lead Concordia conference Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Dyslexia expert Susan Barton will be discussing classic warning signs, latest neurogenetic research, and education strategies for dyslexic children at 6 p.m., Oct. 14 at Concordia University’s Todd Wehr Auditorium in Mequon.
Door County begins opening up after storm Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Door County's recovery from a violent windstorm Thursday night was mostly complete Saturday, and although state parks there remain closed, electricity had been restored to much of the peninsula and businesses were reopening.
Homicide charge filed in heroin death of Sussex woman Milwaukee Journal Sentinel A Milwaukee man was charged Monday with causing the death of a 20-year-old Sussex woman by supplying the heroin that killed her, according to a criminal complaint filed in Waukesha County Circuit Court.
Northwest Secondary schedules special enrollment session Milwaukee Journal Sentinel A special Saturday enrollment session has been scheduled to accommodate the placement of 400 students after Milwaukee Public Schools ordered the sudden removal of the ninth and 10th grades at Northwest Secondary School.