Tony Tagliavia

Tony Tagliavia

MPS takes a look at intensive technical school training proposal

The group's contract goes before the school board for approval Thursday night, and the administration backs the approval of the program according to MPS spokesman Tony Tagliavia. The city would be the 16th site in Wisconsin for GPS Education Partners. If the contract is approved, the ...

WOOD TV8 Reporter Tony Tagliavia says goodbye to station ...

Tony Tagliavia signed off at WOOD TV8. WOOD TV8 reporter Tony Tagliavia signed off for the last time Friday on the 6 p.m. newscast. Tagliavia joined WOOD TV8 in October of 2007, after working at WILX in Lansing. Tagliavia calls Grand Rapids his, “home away from ...

Milwaukee Riverside students to protest use of metal detectors

Tony Tagliavia, speaking for MPS, said Wednesday that the metal detectors were installed as a proactive measure to decrease the threat of violence. Tagliavia said MPS officials worked with students, parents and staff before starting the scanning program. He said the detectors had ...

Abele, Barrett weigh in on Common Ground's athletic facility survey

Tony Tagliavia, a spokesman for Milwaukee Public Schools, said the system cooperated with Common Ground as it prepared its survey. "While we have focused as many dollars as possible on classrooms, Milwaukee Public Schools recognizes that physical activity is part of a well-rounded ...

Cross-dressing day at elementary school causes controversy

Tony Tagliavia, a Milwaukee Public Schools spokesman, assured EAGnews that the cross-dressing theme was hatched “by students as one in a series of school spirit days.” Tagliavia also stressed that participation was completely voluntary. School board member Terrence Falk suggested ...

Lawmakers say school accountability bill may stall; Scott Walker wants it

However voucher schools would be allowed to substitute other tests, of unknown rigor or value, in place of state tests," Milwaukee Public Schools spokesman Tony Tagliavia said in a statement. Under the latest version of Olsen's bill — unveiled this week — public schools that receive ...

MPS, St. Marcus schools have conflicting plans for Malcolm X Academy

“We have been planning for the future of this property since the development of our Facilities Master Plan in 2011,” Tony Tagliavia, MPS spokesman, wrote in an emailed statement. “This is nothing new. The Board has been working on the concept of Community Resource Centers in unused ...

State aid to drop in more than half of Wisconsin school districts

MPS Spokesman Tony Tagliavia said district officials are still reviewing the numbers. While 229 of 424 districts will receive less money, 193, or 45%, will receive more aid. Racine School District, for example, will receive an additional $11.3 million next year, bringing the district's ...

New standards intended to make school snacks healthier

" Tony Tagliavia, a spokesman for the Milwaukee Public Schools, said no one from the district was available to comment. New Berlin's Jensen said healthier foods would mean some price increases, and that it's possible some schools may see fewer students participate as offerings narrow and ...

MPS elementary teacher charged with sexually assaulting pupil

Milwaukee Public Schools spokesman Tony Tagliavia said Briseno was suspended as soon as officials became aware of the allegations, without specifying when that was. He said he couldn't discuss anything further about the teacher or his tenure at the school. "We continue to cooperate with ...

Schools scramble for milk supplies

Milwaukee Public Schools used Golden Guernsey for some of its schools, but the district's other milk suppliers were able to fill in, Spokesman Tony Tagliavia said Monday. Waukesha County's Hamilton School District relied on Golden Guernsey for the approximate 2,000 cartons of milk the ...

Schools are taking extra measures to keep students cool

“If recess is happening especially at the hottest period of the day we will limit that or keep it indoors altogether,” says Milwaukee Public Schools Spokesperson Tony Tagliavia. All Milwaukee Public Schools are following this same protocol. Since a limited number of MPS schools have air ...

Milwaukee high school cited for college preparedness

Tony Tagliavia of MPS said Rufus King International School was given the ACT's College and Career Transition Award for high schools Wednesday in Washington, D.C. Tagliavia said the Milwaukee school is the only high school in the nation to receive the award. The school was nominated by ...

Walker's budget means millions in cuts, Madison superintendent says

In Milwaukee, where a voucher program has been in place for years, taxpayers footed an extra $53.6 million in 2012 because of the vouchers, said Tony Tagliavia, a Milwaukee Public Schools spokesman. Something similar will happen in every district with vouchers, School District of Beloit ...

Milwaukee Public Schools to hire 700 employees

... of the biggest drivers is that so many of our staff is eligible for retirement, and we have a significant number of our staff who are in the baby boom generation who are eligible to retire, and we have seen a three-year wave of that and this is the third year," said MPS spokesman Tony Tagliavia...

Milwaukee district drops letter grades for K-8

MPS spokesman Tony Tagliavia counters that students are still graded, but just without traditional grades. Feedback about a student's work habits, behavior and effort are separated into a different measure, rated on a scale of 1 to 4...

Restoring recess

" Tony Tagliavia, a spokesman for Milwaukee Public Schools, said "There is time built into to elementary students' lunch period for recess. " He added: "We also encourage schools to offer an additional recess of 15 or 30 minutes depending on the students' age. All of this is of course in ...

Wis. special ed teacher faces sex-related charges

The individual has been removed from the school," Milwaukee Public Schools spokesman Tony Tagliavia said in a statement emailed to The Associated Press. "We are fully cooperating with police on this investigation and are conducting a review of the situation. " France is in custody. ...

MPS student-produced exhibit honors memories of Bronzeville

Media interested in attending can contact Tony Tagliavia, MPS media manager, at (414) 475-8675. Milwaukee Public Schools is Wisconsin’s largest school district, serving more than 78,000 students in more than 160 schools across the city. U.S. News and World Report named MPS’ Rufus King ...

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