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Quality Teaching and Learning in Milwaukee Education Partnership Launched to Curb Downward Trends

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Education Partnership Launched to Curb

Downward Trends

Frostbelt City, USA – A newly formed campus-community partnership is forged among new bedfellows - school chief, union head, commerce guru, workforce specialist, technical and four–year CEOs - to put “every child on grade level in reading, writing and math.”

Increase student achievement

Improve the quality of teaching and learning

Address systemic issues across educational institutions

broad initiative
Broad Initiative

Assure that every child in MPS is performing at or above grade level in

reading, writing, and mathematics

five breakthrough strategies
Five Breakthrough Strategies
  • Balanced Literacy Framework
  • School Learning Teams
  • Professional Development
  • Monitor and Report Student Progress
  • Tutoring and Family Literacy
implementation team
Implementation Team
  • Partner organizations
  • Weekly Meetings
  • Action Plans
priority 1 balanced literacy
Priority 1 - Balanced Literacy


The balanced literacy framework is a comprehensive literacy program that provides a balance of skill development and literacy-rich activities across all subject areas.

balanced literacy framework
Word Study/




Shared Reading/

Collaborative Reading

Shared Writing

Interactive Writing

Guided Writing/ Writer’s Workshop

Balanced Literacy Framework

Reading Aloud/Oral Reading




Deep Thinking


Independent Reading and Writing

priority 2 school learning teams

Assist in providing school-wide support to assure all students demonstrate literacy at acceptable levels of growth.

Priority 2 – School Learning Teams
school learning teams
School Learning Teams


  • Emphasize achievement and literacy
  • Provide resources for literacy
  • Assist with education plan
  • Assist in monitoring pupil progress
  • Support and conduct professional development
priority 3 professional development
Priority 3 - Professional Development

Provide continuous professional development around the Balanced Literacy Framework across all content areas

professional development
Professional Development

Highly Trained Literacy Coaches


School Learning Teams


Competent, Caring Staff


Improved Teaching and Learning

priority 4 monitor and report student progress
Priority 4 – Monitor and Report Student Progress

Develop a Plan to Monitor and Report Progress of Students

monitoring and reporting student progress
Monitoring and Reporting Student Progress

at the

  • student level
  • classroom level
  • school level
  • district level
priority 5 tutoring and family literacy
Priority 5 – Tutoring and Family Literacy

Focus on improving achievement in

Reading, Writing, and Mathematics

tutoring and family literacy

Provide tutors / advocates

Identify a tutor coordinator

Recruit and train volunteers

Provide parent activities

Tutoring and Family Literacy
Leaders of Milwaukee committed to:
  • shared vision
  • shared responsibility, and
  • shared authority

for ensuring the academic success of MPS students


What’s the news here?

        • Sharing and student success
        • Research-based approach
        • Comprehensive, yet focused
        • Outcomes driven
        • Systemic