Educators organize after abrupt charter school closures
In November 2016, news broke that Universal Academy – a non-instrumentality charter school brought into MPS under former Superintendent Gregory Thornton – was closing two of its schools.
MPS converted the campus on N. 8th St. back into Green Bay Avenue, a tradtional MPS public school and welcomed students and families from both closed universal schools.
Over the next couple of months, nearly 100% of the educators organized at Green Bay Avenue to become members of the Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Association and have been working tirelessly to improve teaching and learning conditions at their school.
On January 11, 2017, MTEA President Kim Schroeder awarded them with the Sid Hatch Outstanding School Leader award for their advocacy on behalf of MPS students!
Welcome to the MTEA, Green Bay Avenue!