Programs and Support
The parental choice movement in Milwaukee and around the country involves public schools, charter schools, and private schools enrolled in a state-funded voucher program committed to improved school quality for our most vulnerable children. Schools working toward high student achievement for all children need advocates and networks to support their efforts. ITL is joined by the following organizations that support these schools.
- Milwaukee Summer Reading Project focuses on improving reading achievement over a six-week period during the summer and preventing summer regression, utilizing research-based best practices in reading.
Contact Ms. Cheryl Olp at (414) 288-0405 for more information.
- Black Alliance for Education Options seeks to increase access to high quality education options for Black children by actively supporting transformational education reform initiatives and parental choice policies that empower low-income and working-class Black families. See more at www.baeo.org.
- Religious and Independent School Advisory Councilworks with MPS on matters relating to private schools and No Child Left Behind and IDEA.
- Contact Dr. Robert Pavlik at (414) 288-3886.
- Great Schools Milwaukee provides information directly to parents about all Milwaukee K12 schools, how to choose and how to be good partners in their children's education. (www.greatschools.net) Contact Ms. Jodi Goldberg at (414) 477-3540.
- Independent Charter School Collaborative of Wisconsinsupports charter schools sponsored by the City of Milwaukee, UW-Milwaukee, and UW-Parkside.
- Contact Jarett Fields at (414)288-1540 for more information.
- 2015 - 16 CHARTERAPPLICATION Due Feb 2014
- Appendix ABC Milw Common Council City of Milwaukee
- Please note: Applicants wishing to submit a charter school application can do so by the following DUE dates:
- February 6. 2015 (4:30 City Clerk's office)- This application cycle is for applicants that want to open a new school, or for those that already operate a school in Milwaukee or other cities. Schools approved during this cycle will open fall of 2016.
- September 6, 2014
- This application cycle is for applicants that already operate a school in Milwaukee or in other cities. Schools approved during this cycle may open in fall of 2015 or in fall of 2016