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Socio-Economic Analysis of Neighborhood Issues Facing Milwaukee Public Schools Students and Their Families

blocks of sheriff sales in inner city Milwaukee As a planning supplement to the annual count of school children in the city of Milwaukee, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Employment and Training Institute assembled institutional and administrative data bases to identify issues facing Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) students and their families. The drilldowns explore data on earnings of Milwaukee parents, job availability, the economic recession, the housing foreclosure and eviction crises, expansion of the federal-state subsidized child care program, state welfare regulations, crime, incarceration and prisoner release rules, and traffic dangers. These factors individually and in combination have profound impacts on the learning environment in the classroom.

Nine Milwaukee zip codes historically targeted for Community Development Block Grant funding because of their concentrations of poverty are analyzed in detail -- 53204, 53205, 53206, 53208, 53210, 53212, 5 3216, 53218, and 53233.

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