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What Means means for MPS

Published Nov. 17, 2015

The announcement last week that Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele selected Demond Means to take on the role of Opportunity Schools Partnership commissioner came not as too much of a surprise - but it was a relief, seeing what the pick means for MPS.


Black leaders say priorities must change to address poverty

Published Oct. 16, 2015

According to a report from Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, a panel of community leaders at a recent meeting in the 10th Legislative District called for Milwaukee to invest in education, job training and job placement, especially for African-Americans, in an effort to address poverty.


Abele won't be a hero in fight for MPS, but he won't be a villain either

Published Oct. 13, 2015

Any day now, Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele will appoint a "commissioner" who will identify up to three Milwaukee Public Schools that will be subsumed into the new Opportunity Schools Partnership, their teachers removed and their assets seized. He argues he's making the best of a bad situation, but does this make Abele a hero or villain to MPS?


Abele set to ink deal launching Near West Side economic development fund

Published Sept. 30, 2015

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele will on Thursday, Oct. 1, sign an agreement with local business and community leaders following the sale of the City Campus facility to Wiegand Enterprises. The agreement will launch a $1.6 million economic development fund that will help invigorate Milwaukee's Near West Side.

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