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.
Visit mpsmke.com/improvingoutcomes for details.