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Waadookodaading: The Ojibwe Language Immersion School

The Ojibwe language was nearly lost due to forced assimilation through federally-run boarding schools and policies. Today, communities around the ...

The Guide For White Women Who Teach Black Boys

White women make up 70% of the teachers in Wisconsin. In Fond du Lac, the percentage is even higher in ...

Death in the Afternoon

Kevin noticed her first.  “She’s cold, Mrs. Pils, and she’s not moving.”  Michael confirmed the news, “Her eyes stay closed ...

A Poet’s Passion Helps Students Searching For A Second Chance

If a poet is only as good as his poems, Oscar Mireles could be considered writing royalty. Mireles was raised ...

Milwaukee Country Artist Brings Music Into The Classroom

Milwaukee musician KC Williams was born and raised in the city, but his musical roots were planted in the country. ...

Milwaukee Teacher Still Lecturing at 90

If you choose a job you love, some people believe you’ll never work a day in your life. Ed Drexler ...

Milwaukee Country Artist Brings Music Into The Classroom

Milwaukee musician K.C. Williams was born and raised in the city, but his musical roots were planted in the country. ...

Milwaukee Teacher Still Lecturing at 90

If you choose a job you love, some people believe you’ll never work a day in your life. Ed Drexler ...

Career Change Leads To Passion For Carpentry

Construction trades are extraordinarily male - less than 2 percent of carpenters are women. But Madison College is hoping to ...

The Life And Legacy Of 3-Time Pulitzer Winner, Thornton Wilder

Few people win one Pulitzer Prize. Madison-born Thornton Wilder won three, including one for the seminal play, “Our Town.”  Wilder ...

Frederick Jackson Turner And The History Of The American West

Perhaps no American historian stirs a more impassioned response than Frederick Jackson Turner. His ideas about the western frontier were ...

Musician Raphael Baez One Of First Mexicans To Call Milwaukee Home

Raphael Baez was one of the first Mexicans to call Milwaukee home. Trained as a classical musician in Mexico, Baez ...

Of Spines And Dreams: Poet Finds A Bookstore Home In Milwaukee

There are many kinds of homes, from where we actually live to the coffee shop that’s an extension of our ...

August Rites of Passage As School Begins Again

I often introduce students in my English classes to the concept of liminality, or the important middle phase of the ...

Richard Davis, Madison’s Jazz Legend

Wisconsin isn’t the jazz capital of the world, but we do have one thing New York City doesn’t have. He’s ...