Before joining 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.

Judge rejects attempt by unions to avoid Act 10

By   /  March 25, 2015  /  Education, Labor, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

courtesy of KUSD

By Paul Brennan |
MILWAUKEE, Wis. — Three labor unions representing school employees in Kenosha learned an important lesson last week. A well-established legal precedent can’t be ignored simply because it’s inconvenient.
The unions were seeking to uphold contracts with the Kenosha Unified School District, even though those contracts had been negotiated in violation of the state’s […]

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Center for Urban Teaching works to transform schools from Milwaukee to El Salvador

By   /  March 20, 2015  /  Education, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

photo via MKE in ES twitter

When Milwaukee’s Center for Urban Teaching began working with educators from Central America, its staff faced an unprecedented challenge.

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Milwaukee charter school wants to be a model for others

By   /  March 16, 2015  /  Education, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Carmen High School of Science and Technology has achieved a national reputation for excellence since it opened in 2007.

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Wisconsin open enrollment lawsuit adds new plaintiffs

By   /  March 4, 2015  /  Education Blog  /  No Comments

image courtesy of the state of Wisconsin

By Paul Brennan |
It should have been a happy time.
R.W. and his twin brother were looking forward to starting kindergarten in the fall of 2012.
The twins’ parents were excited. Unimpressed by the schools in their local Kenosha school district, they had used Wisconsin’s open enrollment program for public schools to enroll the boys at […]

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Crowdfunding saves Milwaukee school’s European tour

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

photo courtesy of Elizabeth Fincher

By Paul Brennan |
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
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 |
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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