Archive for July, 2010

First Annual MPS Compliance Report Issued by Independent Expert

Dr. Alan Coulter, the Independent Expert appointed by the federal district court in DRW’s longstanding class action against Milwaukee Public Schools, as part of the plaintiffs’ settlement with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI), has issued his first annual report. That report described MPS as out of compliance in over 50% of the outcomes required by the settlement. Coverage of the report appeared on the front page of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. To read the coverage, click here.

DRW’s Update to the Community on the Milwaukee County Mental Health Complex

DRW released an “Update to the Community” today, which includes preliminary concerns and recommendations in response to a variety of problems uncovered by state surveyors at the Milwaukee County Mental Health Complex.

To read the 2-page Executive Summary of the update, click here: Executive Summary

To read the full update, click here: Update to the Community.

Attorney Monica Murphy Speaks at 20th Anniversary Celebration of the ADA

Monica Murphy Speaks at the Riverwalk ADA CelebrationAttorney Monica Murphy spoke on July 26th at the 20th Anniversary Celebration of the ADA hosted by IndependenceFirst in Milwaukee at the Riverwalk. Click here to view her remarks.