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  • BET screencap

    Students at HOPE Christian Schools in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, are putting a positive spin on Beyonce's anthem "Single Ladies."

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    • Grades Cool
    • CBS Evening News with Katie Couric
    • March 17, 2010

    How can you get kids excited about schoolwork in the age of cell phones and YouTube? Tonight, Tracy Smith tells us how teachers in Wisconsin are making school cool.

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  • At HOPE Fortis, We Energies provided funding for solar panels and added a computer kiosk that allows students to track electricity generation and consumption. And, the school was cleverly finished to allow HOPE Fortis to grow and add on in the future.

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  • Huffington Post screencap

    There have been many "Single Ladies" parodies. Babies did it, zombies did, and Joe Jonas did it. But they all pale in comparison to this adorable remix made by children at HOPE Christian Schools in Milwaukee. We're putting it out there: If these girls ever want to intern at Huffington Post, we'd love to have them!

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  • AOL online screencap

    We are plotzing from cuteness. Beyonce may have nabbed the awards for Single Ladies, but these kids at Milwaukee's HOPE Christian Schools receive our gold star for ingenuity, creativity and a darn good idea for getting an important message out there.

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  • Jezebel screencap

    Forget those "Single Ladies" baby videos. We'd rather hear more girls singing, "You should've got an A on it" - like students from Milwaukee's HOPE Christian Schools - than extolling the virtues of putting a "ring on it."

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  • Scholar Ladies

    What an extraordinary success story they are.

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  • Marquette Educator

    I want to highlight one small school system in Milwaukee whose storytelling truly stands out. HOPE Christian Schools has done a remarkable job of educational video production that I wanted to bring to your attention.

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  • I have a dream

    HOPE Christian Schools may be housed in unassuming spaces, but they are quietly expanding and changing, figuring out the best way to make sure every child - from kindergarten through 12th grade - is on the path to college.

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  • The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation

    A video posted on YouTube by students of HOPE Christian Schools in Milwaukee called "Scholar Ladies" has become an online sensation and attracted the admiring attention of several national media outlets. The video mimicks Beyoncé's hit "Single Ladies" video.

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  • Chicago Tribune screencap

    The middle school students at HOPE Christian Schools may be single, but more important, they are scholars.

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  • Scholar Ladies

    Music is proving to be a positive way to reach urban kids who are falling behind in school. And the HOPE Christian Schools in Milwaukee want to inspire a million students nationwide to aim high in life and education.

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    • One-upping Beyonce
    • By Alan J. Borsuk | Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog
    • Jan. 20, 2010

    Here are a few moments of upbeat hopefulness for those (count me in) who find keeping an eye on Milwaukee's education scene to be pretty somber going much of the time.

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  • KYW

    You think Beyonce's got moves? Wait til' you meet the HOPE Christian Schools' Scholar Ladies!

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    • Scholar Ladies
    • Morning Anchors: Zoraida Sambolin and Rob Elgas | Reporter: Nicole Brewer | WMAQ-TV Channel 5 (NBC), Chicago
    • Jan. 18, 2010

    As Kanye West put it, “Beyonce’s ‘Single Ladies’ is one of the greatest videos of all time.” Right? So a group of bright young students from Milwaukee decided to put their spin on it.

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  • "People Must Work Together" is the theme of the 27th annual Martin Luther King Jr. essay contest. HOPE high school students Sarah Smith and Payton Smith took second and third place in the Grades 9-10 category.

    Sarah Smith: Second Place | Grades 9-10

    Payton Smith: Third Place | Grades 9-10

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  • A video featuring students from HOPE School in Milwaukee has become a huge hit on YouTube, and the song has a really positive message.

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  • Students at a Milwaukee choice school want other children to love learning as much as they do.

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    • Scholar Ladies
    • Morning Anchors: Mike Avery and Sarah Brodhead | WXMI-TV Channel 17 (FOX), Grand Rapids/Kalamazoo/Battle Creek
    • Jan. 11, 2010

    Well there is yet another spoof being made out of Beyonce’s popular hit “Single Ladies.” This time some school girls in Milwaukee are giving it an educational twist, and they're getting some national attention for it.

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  • CNN screencap

    You've likely heard Beyonce's megahit "Single Ladies," but what about "Scholar Ladies?" It's become a big hit on YouTube, and Fredricka Whitfield talks with two of the scholar ladies and their teacher

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