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Partnering for Success: How Milwaukee Public Schools Is Leveraging National Service to Improve Low-Performing Schools

Event, Webinar

Event Details

November 13, 2017

Partnering for Success:
How Milwaukee Public Schools Is Leveraging National Service to Improve Low-Performing Schools

Darienne Driver, EdD,
Superintendent, Milwaukee Public Schools
Meralis T. Hood, Executive Director, City Year Milwaukee
Jeff Jablow, Senior Vice President, City Year, Inc.
Phillip Lovell, Vice President of Policy Development and Government Relations, Alliance for Excellent Education
Kayla Stephan, Senior Impact Manager, City Year Milwaukee
Edie Turnbull, Executive Director, College Possible Milwaukee

On November 13, 2017, the Alliance for Excellent Education held a webinar that addressed how school districts can leverage national service programs like AmeriCorps to implement their plans for evidence-based school improvement under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). ESSA requires evidence-based interventions to improve low-performing schools, and effective partnerships with organizations that work with AmeriCorps members can play a significant role in supporting schools and districts across the country.

During this webinar, panelists highlighted City Year and College Possible as two examples of effective school improvement partners under ESSA for schools that do not graduate one-third or more of their students and are required to provide students with comprehensive support and intervention. Representatives from Milwaukee Public Schools, City Year, and College Possible discussed the collaborative work happening across Milwaukee Public Schools and across the nation to improve student outcomes and provide support for comprehensive improvement.

Panelists also addressed questions from the online audience.

Support for this webinar is provided in part by Carnegie Corporation of New York.

Please direct questions concerning the webinar to If you are unable to watch the webinar live, an archived version will be available at 1–2 business days after the event airs.

The Alliance for Excellent Education is a Washington, DC–based national policy, practice, and advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring that all students, particularly those traditionally underserved, graduate from high school ready for success in college, work, and citizenship.


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