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This Week on Community Stories | Feb 4 - 10, 2013

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A Milwaukee Public Charter School that's working to set a new standard in education.  Some of Milwaukee's greenest minds swapping ideas for a sustainable future.  A new driver safety plan targeted at communities most at risk.  The free and public resource in libraries for Milwaukee's youth.  

That's this week on Community Stories.


Carmen High School of Science and Technology is preparing students for college graduation, starting at age 14.  It's a mission that's been so successful that the school will open a new middle and high school on Milwaukee's north side this fall.  Listen to an interview with its head of schools.

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Marquette University and Cardinal Stritch University are working together to connect Milwaukee's best minds in environmental sustainability.  Hosting a series of forums called Building a Better Milwaukee, green leaders are collaborating and sharing ideas.  Go inside the most recent forum.

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The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has launched a new grassroots traffic safety campaign geared toward African Americans and Latinos.  Those communities have disproportionately higher instances of traffic fatalities, compared to other ethnic groups.  Hear how the DOT is working to reduce that tragic statistic.

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Could your child use a little help with solving long division or fractions?  Maybe your high school student needs some tips on his or her chemistry homework?  Milwaukee Public Libraries can help with two free programs: Teacher in the Library, geared toward elementary school students, and BrainFuse, a new web driven resource for students of all ages.  MPL's Kelly Hughbanks and Victoria Sanchez explain.

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Check back this week for more info on each of these stories.