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Statement regarding the resignation of Dr. Demond Means from the OSPP

The following is a statement from Milwaukee Public Schools regarding the resignation of Dr. Demond Means from the state-created Opportunity Schools and Partnership Program:

We are surprised by today’s news. We recognize Dr. Means’ service to education and children in our area and agree that actions must be child-centered.

MPS remains committed to and focused on the needs of students of the city of Milwaukee. We continue to build partnerships and work collaboratively with our school communities to provide academic opportunities and improve the academic performance for the children of our community.

We are making progress as shown by a record-breaking $47.8 million in scholarships for the Class of 2016, our selection by the White House to participate in the Turnaround Arts program, the success of the 5-in-1 Collaborative and the growth of our Community Schools initiative.

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Stephen Davis, Media Relations Manager
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Milwaukee Public Schools is committed to accelerating student achievement, building positive relationships between youth and adults and cultivating leadership at all levels. The district’s commitment to improvement continues to show results:

  • Ninety-four percent of 2022-23 budget dollars go to support schools;
  • The MPS Class of 2023 earned $121 million in scholarships and grants; and
  • MPS is home to five of the state's top high schools according to U.S. News and World Report.

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