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Demond Means Will Oversee the Milwaukee Turnaround School District

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Demond Means will lead the Milwaukee Turnaround District made up of the worst performing MPS schools

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele has chosen Dr. Demond Means, superintendent of the Mequon-Thiensville School District and an MPS graduate to lead the Milwaukee Turnaround District. The newly formed district will consist of several of the worst-performing Milwaukee Public Schools. State leaders gave Abele the authority to appoint the head of the new district in the 2015-2017 state budget. WUWM recently spoke with Means about his theories for raising academic achievement among students of color.