Education Spotlight: How Milwaukee leaders are addressing the city’s educational challenges

An alarming number of children in Milwaukee are performing academically below grade level. That not only raises concerns about their own future, but also the future of the Milwaukee workforce.

However some Milwaukee schools are showing promising results. To learn more about the challenges that Milwaukee educators are facing and about what is working for education in the city, BizTimes Media hosted its inaugural Education Spotlight event. The purpose of the event was to encourage business leaders to get involved in efforts to improve education in Milwaukee.

Featured speakers at the event included: Brittany Kinser, president and executive director of City Forward CollectiveRobb Rauh, CEO of Milwaukee College PrepAnthony McHenry, CEO of Milwaukee Academy of ScienceMichelle Morris-Carter, principal of Golda Meir SchoolKrysta DeBoer, executive director at the Center For Urban TeachingAndrea Roberts, program administrator at GPS Education PartnersBruce Arnold, partner at Husch Blackwell; and Abby Andrietsch, president and CEO of St. Augustine Preparatory Academy.

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