Schools That Can Milwaukee, Inc. (STCM; www.stcmilwaukee.org) was founded in July of 2010 with a vision to grow from 2,000 to over 20,000 students in high-performing Milwaukee schools by 2020. Leading an unprecedented cross-sector collaboration of talented leaders from district, charter and private schools serving predominantly low-income students, STCM is intensely pursuing three strategies:
- Expand and Replicate Local High-Performing Schools
- Develop High-Potential Schools into High-Performing Schools
- Recruit High-Performing School Networks & Leaders to Milwaukee
No strategy alone is the answer, but the combination of the three is transformational. Today, STCM is working with 24 traditional public, charter and private schools serving more than 10,000 students and driving towards excellence. While not an end point, reaching 20,000 students in high-performing Milwaukee schools is designed to both change the substance of Milwaukee’s decades-old education debates and create a tipping point whereby the political will and urgency exists to produce long-lasting, structural change across the entire city.