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Milwaukee Public Schools Debating Starting School Calendar Year Earlier

Milwaukee Public Schools is trying to shake things up a bit to improve all student performance, but is starting school before labor day the answer?

Superintendent Driver presented proposals at the school board meeting last week.

In her plan, the school calendar year would would start in mid-August and end in May.

Right now kids don't start school until after Labor Day according to state law.

Driver also wants coaching for staff in low performing schools and early literacy programs for younger students so they don't fall behind.

MPS says they are aware that there are students of color are underperforming and they hope to improve that.

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