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Demond Means

Dr. Demond Means, commissioner of the Opportunity Schools Partnership Program.

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MPS Sets Sights on Increased State Funding

MPS Sets Sights on Increased State Funding

Buoyed by victory on OSSP takeover law, union and parents call for funding equity.

Data Wonk: Schools With Low-Income Students Can Succeed
Data Wonk

Schools With Low-Income Students Can Succeed

But they tend to be charter schools. Will Abele use OSPP to create more?

Data Wonk: Can MPS Learn From the Data?
Data Wonk

Can MPS Learn From the Data?

Its rejection of the Opportunity Schools Partnership is merely one sign the answer is no.

Republican Leader Scott Fitzgerald Makes Threats to Further Cut Funding for Milwaukee Public Schools
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Republican Leader Scott Fitzgerald Makes Threats to Further Cut Funding for Milwaukee Public Schools

Low-income and minority children will be adversely impacted

Republican Takeover of MPS is a Failure
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Republican Takeover of MPS is a Failure

Resignation of Takeover Czar a Victory for Milwaukee Children

Julie Meyer, 20th District Assembly Candidate, Praises Demond Means’ Decision to Abandon Chris Abele’s MPS Takeover Plan
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Julie Meyer, 20th District Assembly Candidate, Praises Demond Means’ Decision to Abandon Chris Abele’s MPS Takeover Plan

Julie Meyer is a 29-year MPS teacher that believes the Opportunity Schools and Partnership Program is a threat to the existence of public education in Milwaukee

Statement regarding the resignation of Dr. Demond Means from the Opportunity Schools and Partnership Plan (OSPP)
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Statement regarding the resignation of Dr. Demond Means from the Opportunity Schools and Partnership Plan (OSPP)

We recognize Dr. Means' service to education and children in our area and agree that actions must be child-centered.

Takeover Commissioner Demond Means’ Resignation a Victory for Milwaukee Students and Community
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Takeover Commissioner Demond Means’ Resignation a Victory for Milwaukee Students and Community

“We will continue to resist any attack on our community’s fundamental democratic rights that would remove public institutions from the control of our publicly elected school board,” said MTEA President Kim Schroeder.

MPS Creates More Community Schools

MPS Creates More Community Schools

New reform comes after school board rejects proposed state OSPP plan by Abele.

Update regarding Opportunity Schools and Partnership Plan (OSPP)
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Update regarding Opportunity Schools and Partnership Plan (OSPP)

No decision was reached today.

MPS Adults Once Again Fail the Children of Milwaukee
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MPS Adults Once Again Fail the Children of Milwaukee

Healy calls the MPS school board’s poison pill plan insincere and disheartening

MPS Board President Mark Sain, Superintendent Dr. Darienne Driver issue statement regarding Opportunity Schools and Partnership Plan (OSPP)
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MPS Board President Mark Sain, Superintendent Dr. Darienne Driver issue statement regarding Opportunity Schools and Partnership Plan (OSPP)

We recently requested a meeting with County Executive Abele and Commissioner Means to discuss an alternative to the OSPP proposal.

Op-Ed: On MPS, Adults Turn in Homework Late
Op-Ed

On MPS, Adults Turn in Homework Late

Milwaukee leaders deserve failing grade on Partnership Program.

Opponents Agree New Education Funding Model Needed

Opponents Agree New Education Funding Model Needed

Union leader, key Republican and DPI all want a student centered approach to state funding.

County Executive Abele, Dr. Demond Means Make Announcement on OSPP Timeline
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County Executive Abele, Dr. Demond Means Make Announcement on OSPP Timeline

"Even though MPS agrees with us that this law is not ideal, we are asking them to be open to a conversation with us about how we can implement the law in the most productive way possible."

MPS Teachers Oppose State Partnership Plan

MPS Teachers Oppose State Partnership Plan

They demand specifics; Demond Means denies he will “takeover” failing schools.

PolitiFact Wisconsin Issues “Pants on Fire” Rating to Claim that OSPP Commissioner Wants to “Gut” MPS
Murphy’s Law: Why Urban School Chiefs Fail
Murphy’s Law

Why Urban School Chiefs Fail

The lessons of former MPS superintendent Gregory Thornton’s firing in Baltimore.

Chris Abele and Demond Means Miss Key Facts About the Community Schools Model
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Chris Abele and Demond Means Miss Key Facts About the Community Schools Model

"It’s important to note that Community Schools are more than community partnerships."

OSPP Affirms Commitment to Community Schools
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OSPP Affirms Commitment to Community Schools

Some schools within MPS are already utilizing a community schools model, in partnership with the United Way.

Legal Opinion: OSPP Plan to Preserve Funding for MPS, Protect Our Public Schools Meets the Law
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Legal Opinion: OSPP Plan to Preserve Funding for MPS, Protect Our Public Schools Meets the Law

Amid questions raised about the legality of the proposal Dr. Means and County Executive Abele sought a formal legal opinion.

MPS Asked to Say YES to Protect Public Schools
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MPS Asked to Say YES to Protect Public Schools

Opportunity Schools Partnership Program Launches Website to Inform Public on Proposal to Keep Funds, Students, and Employees in MPS

How Will Demond Means Change MPS?

How Will Demond Means Change MPS?

New "Recovery District" leader says tough decisions, more dollars needed.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Ten Predictions for 2016
Eyes on Milwaukee

Ten Predictions for 2016

A new downtown strip club, less crime, more Sheriff Clarke. It's all coming… we think.

Children Left Behind: Wisconsin Going Backwards on Achievement Gap
Children Left Behind

Wisconsin Going Backwards on Achievement Gap

Critics say changes in state education programs could worsen black-white learning gap.

Abele made right choice in Demond Means
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Abele made right choice in Demond Means

“I believe Mr. Means has what it takes to get the job done.”

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Appoints MPS Graduate, Long-Time Public School Advocate Dr. Demond Means Commissioner of Opportunity Schools Program
Riverside, Rufus King alums will square off in flag football to fund scholarships, breast cancer research
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Riverside, Rufus King alums will square off in flag football to fund scholarships, breast cancer research

5th-annual contest to be held July 26 at Custer Stadium