Madison365 Week in Review for April 15


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    Unapologetically Bria Bea has some advice for how to avoid awkward political conversation.

    Epiphania Malaika Maka

    Middleton High School senior Malaika Maka was accepted into 15 of the nation’s most prestigious colleges — including four Ivy League schools.



    DOCPresentationImageA Department of Corrections presentation used dog training imagery to depict parolee discipline, prompting pushback from legislators and advocates.



    P_OneBlackTeacher03A study found that having even one black teacher can make a real difference in a black student’s life. Our editor Dave Dahmer interviewed one of the authors.



    IMGP9274WORT’s 20th annual block party will pay homage to the late Clyde Stubblefield.



    JoeGothardBeloved former LaFollette principal Joe Gothard was named superintendent of schools in Saint Paul, Minnesota.



    TamiFlemingCatholic Charities named Tami Fleming to coordinate the massive volunteer effort at the new homeless day resource center.



    17902486_10209036253205830_1818627734_oFor the second year, O’Keefe Middle School will team up with local chefs for a Top Chef-style competition, teaching kids about sustainability in food.



    RanellWashington3Milwaukee’s Ranell Washington, co-founder of Social X, answered our 12 questions.



    JF14_39_002UW alum Matthew Desmond won the Pulitzer for his hard-hitting book, Evicted, about Milwaukee’s housing crisis.



    JamaalEubanks1Madison365 Academy reporter Kynala Phillips got to know Pivotal Transitions founder Jamaal Eubanks.



    In other news …

    Two Georgia police officers were fired after kicking a man during a traffic stop.

    Queen Latifah and Jill Scott are reportedly set to star in a film about the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.

    A judge in Arkansas has issued a temporary restraining order blocking 11 executions the state is trying to get done by the end of the month.

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    Written by Madison365 staff