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MATC program helps children of incarcerated parents finish high school

MATC program helps children
Nineteen-year-old Bree Anna Wallace attended three different high schools before she finished her junior year. Then she dropped out. Her father has been in and out of prison her whole life. Her mother died last year. "I was trying to be on my own, but no one can do anything by themselves," said Wallace, who has found a second family through the Right Path program at Milwaukee Area Techni...
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Unionizing Pays Big Dividend for Professors at Regional Public Universities

big dividends
Full-time instructors at regional public universities earn an average of about $21,000, or nearly 25 percent, more in pay and benefits annually if they belong to a union, concludes a groundbreaking new study of compensation at such institutions. The location and size of the employer also makes a big difference. Those in larger suburban public universities, the highest-paying category of ins...
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The Top 5 Faculty Morale Killers

morale killers
A good midlevel manager can make all the difference in determining whether faculty life is satisfying or unbearable For nearly two-thirds of my 30-year career in higher education, I have served as a middle manager of one sort or another: department chair, dean, program director. For the other third, I have been middle-managed. Of course, even as a low-level administrator, I had plenty of peo...
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Pace of teacher exodus in Milwaukee area outpaces state, report says

By Annysa Johnson of the Journal Sentinel Public school teachers in the Milwaukee area are leaving the profession at a higher rate than the state as a whole, and Wisconsin’s teacher preparation programs are not enrolling enough candidates to fill their shoes in the classroom, according to a new report released Monday by the nonprofit Public Policy Forum. “Help Wanted: An Analysis of the Teache...
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