An Urban P-16 Partnership for Educational Excellence
The Milwaukee Partnership Academy (MPA) is a coalition of education, labor, business, government, university, foundations and community groups.
The MPA Core Members Include:
- University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
- Milwaukee Public Schools
- Milwaukee Area Technical College
- Milwaukee Teacher's Education Association
- Private Industry Council
- Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce
- Greater Milwaukee Committee
- Milwaukee's Office of the Mayor
- Milwaukee's Private Colleges and Universities
PurposeThe purpose of the MPA is to enhance the quality of teaching and learning in the Milwaukee Public Schools.
InitiativeThe broad initiative is to assure that every child in MPS is performing at or above grade level in reading, writing, and mathematics through shared responsibility for student success. Two strategies guide the work of the MPA.:
- The first strategy is a comprehensive literacy initiative that provides skills development across all curricular areas and focuses on reading writing, listening, speaking, deep thinking and research skills.
- The second strategy is a comprehensive mathematics initiative that utilizes the comprehensive mathematics framework to lead a collective vision of deep learning and quality teaching of mathematics across the MPA; ensure that all students from P-20 have access to, are prepared and supported for and succeed in challenging mathematics; and build and sustain the capacity of teachers, from initial preparation through induction and professional growth, to deeply understand mathematics and use that knowledge to improve student learning. The MPA is a member of the Holmes Partnership, a national consortium of schools and school districts, universities and teacher associations.
Implementation TeamThe Implementation Team is the "think tank" and problem-solving group of the MPA. It develops, reviews and modifies strategies for implementation of the MPA mission and goals, and it coordinates and aligns the efforts of the Work Groups. The Work Groups are organized into seven areas:
- Community Partners
- Comprehensive Literacy
- Comprehensive Mathematics
- Family Literacy & Tutoring
- Research & Evaluation
- Skunkworks (Innovative Practices)
- Teacher and Principal Quality
Contact UsChristine Anderson, Ph.D., Executive Director
Milwaukee Partnership Academy
2338 N. 27th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53210