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Will Any Milwaukee Child Be Left Behind?
That said, the state Department of Public Instruction (DPI) has developed a “red flag” system that identifies struggling schools early and retains the right to intervene in the lowest performing schools to close achievement gaps, reduce absenteeism and raise graduation rates.
Page 7 - no comments - 180 views Democratic Candidates for Assembly District 10’s Open Seat
of Milwaukee’s North Side, Riverwest and Shorewood will elect a new representative in the state Assembly in the Aug. 14 Democratic primary, when four candidates will vie to succeed outgoing state Rep. Elizabeth Coggs.
Page 9 - no comments - 188 views The Extreme Primary
That’s why Romney can’t run on his only major public achievement—the popular health care reform he passed as governor of Massachusetts mandating everyone to buy health insurance, providing subsidies for the poor and preventing insurance companies from refusing to cover people who get sick or have pre-existing conditions.
Page 11 - no comments - 152 views HEROES OF THE WEEK
The non-profit Milwaukee Achiever Literacy Services provides education for functionally illiterate adults who want to advance their general knowledge, learn English or prepare for a General Education Development (GED)/High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED) exam.
Page 13 - no comments - 198 views Issue of the Week
It couldn’t have been easy. But on Tuesday morning, Van Wanggaard did the right thing by announcing that he would not contest the results of his June 5 recall election in Racine’s 21st Senate District, which Wanggaard lost by more than 800 votes to his Democratic rival, John Lehman, who had represented the district prior to 2010.
Page 13 - no comments - 144 views Boris & Doris
Circulating were Latin dance teacher Danny Balderas, sax maestro José Quiñones, and ReiCon’s development manager Martin Gross, now back in Milwaukee, with his cycling friends Giovanni Guzman and Freddy Hurtado, both from Lima.
Page 14 - no comments - 245 views Refreshingly Simple, Delightfully Slow
C. 1880 is located in the former Marchese’s Olive Pit. The interior is much changed. The front room has a long bar and a main dining area with tables of distressed wood. The smaller dining area in back is more intimate and has a small fireplace. The lighting has a bit of an industrial feel and the walls have many framed historic photographs of Milwaukee.
Page 15 - no comments - 150 views TWO BUCKS AT TWO BUCKS
Two Bucks may be a chain but it’s a small one with only three venues, two in Ohio and now, one in Milwaukee. The newest Two Bucks (2321 N. Murray) is located in the former Dog’s Bollocks and retains the same charm. Two Bucks refers to the price of many of the beers and a few of the food items.
Page 18 - no comments - 200 views Flavor Cycle’s Local Food Delivery
The U.S. Postal Service isn’t the only operation that’s been hit hard by digital delivery. For more than a century, bicycle messengers have rushed sensitive documents through downtowns all over the country, but they have seen business slow over the last decade.
Page 19 - no comments - 190 views MILWAUKEE STORMS THE BASTILLE
t was Paris, 1789. The impoverished and exploited masses, fed up with the tyranny and wonton indulgence of their rulers, stormed the Bastille fortress prison, the hated symbol of royal authority. This revolt became the catalyst of the French Revolution, and is celebrated annually as a national holiday of independence.
Page 21 - no comments - 186 views This Week in Milwaukee
The whimsical, New Belgium beer-sponsored traveling bike festival Tour de Fat returns for its third year to Humboldt Park. The day begins with a 10 a.m.
Page 23 - no comments - 212 views Savage Business
The ugly face of the Mexican druglords shows up in the form of Lado (Benicio del Toro), a coarse, macho killer rankled at working for a queenpin, Elena (Salma Hayek), who presides from her Baja California hacienda over an operation held together not by fear as much as sheer terror.
Page 25 - no comments - 108 views Film Clips
The documentary of the singer’s elaborate 2011 world tour digresses into biography. Perry’s parents are itinerant Pentecostal preachers; she was raised in a bubble of evangelical religiosity penetrated in her teens by exposure to Alanis Morisette.
Page 26 - no comments - 130 views APT’s Emotionally Raw Skylight
for many can be an emotional train wreck, a collision of experiences and ideologies from which we stumble to pick up the pieces and get back on track. Try as they might, the three characters in American Players Theatre’s striking production of Sir David Hare’s Skylight.
Page 27 - no comments - 190 views Talking About Dogs
Hughes’ artistic trajectory is a bit difficult to chart. Best known for her connection to work that caused conservative types to question the National Endowment for the Arts, Hughes has been recognized for performance art that is deeply political. She’s made a name for herself exploring sexuality and body image among other things.
Page 27 - no comments - 133 views The Promise of Springsteen?
There are inappropriate history lessons in this 512-page text from Rodney King through Barack Obama. According to Dolan, the president “actually thought like a rock star, and the rock star he most frequently sounded like was Bruce Springsteen.” The connection to the King event is as awkward.
Page 30 - no comments - 159 views BOOK HAPPENING
Bushville Wins! The Wild Saga of the 1957 Milwaukee Braves and the Screwballs, Sluggers, and Beer Swiggers Who Canned the New York Yankees and Changed Baseball.
Page 32 - no comments - 178 views Dance and Sculpture in the Lyndon Garden
A Sunday afternoon of performances at the Lynden Sculpture Garden, a beautiful park with a lake, woods and more than 50 monumental sculptures, might provide some of the benefits of the summer vacation you haven’t found time to take.
Page 32 - no comments - 155 views Liars Reinvent Themselves, Again
That’s why it’s so unusual that the Los Angeles trio Liars have been shifting genres routinely over the last decade. After their vivacious, realized dance-punk debut in 2001, the band threw fans for a loop with their noisy dirges on 2004’s follow-up They Were Wrong, So We Drowned.
Page 33 - no comments - 183 views The B-52s @ BMO Harris Pavilion, Summerfest
much the same way that their post-punk/new wave contemporaries Devo will always be “that ‘Whip It’ band,” no matter how much fans and critics extoll their many virtues, The B-52’s—sorry, that should be “The B- 52s,” since they dropped the apostrophe...
Page 34 - no comments - 201 views Sulek Goes Big
“Writing that song released something in me, some kind of weird guilt,” Hoctor says. “Finally I wrote him one, but out of stupidity and laziness and unthoughtfulness I never sent the letter.
Page 34 - no comments - 164 views CD REVIEWS
Critically acclaimed songwriter Peter Karp and multiple awardwinning blues performer Sue Foley’s new album is a theme-driven follow-up to their 2010 collaboration He Said She Said. Often alternating vocals, Karp and Foley sing about topics of concern in contemporary society.
Page 35 - no comments - 149 views Bob Curry, Founder of Dryhootch
Vietnam combat veteran Bob Curry founded Dryhootch of America in 2008 as an accessible, collaborative network of people and nonprofit organizations to provide support and services for veterans and their families.
Page 36 - no comments - 180 views A BANNER COMEBACK OR A WHITE FLAG?
he numbers were hardly encouraging for the Brewers heading into the all-star break. At 40-45 they were fourth in the National League Central, eight games behind surprising Pittsburgh and seven behind Cincinnati. They were closer in the hunt for the two wild-card spots, but trailing seven teams.
Page 37 - no comments - 150 views News of the Weird
Delivering gourmet meals to customers’ doors is a fastgrowing business model, with chefs in nearly every large modern city trying to cash in. So far, perhaps only London’s brand-new Housebites goes the extra step.
Page 41 - no comments - 156 views Freewill Astrology
“That if the heaven inquire, He will not be obliged to wait, Or shy of troubling her.” Modern translation: You should keep your deep psyche in a constant state of readiness for the possible influx of divine inspiration or unexpected blessings.
Page 41 - no comments - 155 views Sexpress
The question above really pushes my buttons, because to me, it reads like a description of normal female arousal. Uncontrollable shaking? Vaginal lubrication? Sounds like an orgasm is happening. And if you find this “unpleasant,” then the problem is yours, not your partner’s.
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I’m Art Kumbalek and man oh man manischewitz what a world, ain’a? So listen, I’m back from my so-called vacation just in time to land smack-dab in the middle of this so-called Bastille Days Downtown Drink Beer in the Street and Oui- Oui in Les Boulevard Fest.
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