What’s he got to say? Kemper Project manager remains muzzled

Before joining Watchdog.org in December, 2013, Paul Brennan wrote for numerous publications from Washington D.C. to Los Angeles (and many places in between), covering a wide range of topics, from skateparks to cloning.

Crowdfunding saves Milwaukee school’s European tour

By   /  February 26, 2015  /  Education Blog  /  No Comments

photo courtesy of Elizabeth Fincher

By Paul Brennan | Watchdog.org
Usually students are the ones who are glued their smart phones.
But at Bradley Technology and Trade High School on Wednesday, it was a teacher with a phone in her hand.
“In between classes, whenever I got a chance, I was checking my phone,” English teacher Elizabeth Fincher told Watchdog.org.
Fincher was carefully monitoring […]

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Milwaukee school turns to crowdfunding to save European tour

By   /  February 23, 2015  /  Education, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

photo courtesy of Elizabeth Fincher

By Paul Brennan | Watchdog.org
MILWAUKEE, Wis. — Cameron Webb was sitting in the library at Bradley Technical and Trade High School, but his mind was already in Paris.
The Bradley Tech senior was excitedly describing some of the unique architectural features of the French capital.
Webb may be just weeks away from seeing that architecture in person. […]

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Milwaukee charter school educating a second generation of students

By   /  February 2, 2015  /  Education, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By Paul Brennan | Watchdog.org
MIWAUKEE, Wis. — Milwaukee Environmental Sciences Charter School‘s principal, Roseann Lococo, has a problem other educators would love to have.
She sometimes has to pause in conversation to explain who she means when she says “kids.”
Kids can mean her students at MES. It can also mean the students she had during her […]

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Milwaukee makes it hard to buy its many empty school buildings

By   /  January 26, 2015  /  Education, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By Paul Brennan | Watchdog.org
MILWAUKEE, Wis. — The words “bizarre” and “hilariously tragic” aren’t normally associated with real estate transactions.
But there’s very little normal about the problems private schools and charter schools face when they try to buy one of Milwaukee Public Schools vacant school buildings.
“The whole thing was very, very bizarre,” Henry Tyson said, […]

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Program provides alternative path for putting teachers in Milwaukee classrooms

By   /  December 17, 2014  /  Education, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Most people wouldn’t consider working harder for less money to be a good career move.

Jason Brazil is an exception.

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HOPE Christian Schools continue to grow

By   /  December 5, 2014  /  Education, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By Paul Brennan | Watchdog.org
MILWAUKEE, Wis. — The joyful voices of a student choir filled the new gymnasium of HOPE Christian School Prima’s campus at the beginning of Wednesday’s dedication ceremony for the school’s new expansion.
The song emphasized that the students could go far if they just kept striving.
It was an appropriate selection for the […]

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