Carmen, Pulaski Partnership Underway

Multi racial teenage pupils in class one with hand up

A controversial partnership between Casimir Pulaski High School, a traditional MPS school, and Carmen Schools of Science and Technology, an MPS charter school network, is underway, but questions persist about whether Pulaski students and teachers are sufficiently involved in the process.

The partnership, which was approved late last year by the MPS school board, will see staff, parents and students of the two schools working side by side within the Pulaski building, 2500 W. Oklahoma Ave., beginning in August. Each school plans to have 800 students enrolled at the 1,600-student capacity building by the 2019-20 school year.

“There have been schools that are in the same building … [but] what we’re trying to do is a little different,” said Jodi Goldberg, partnership co-director at Carmen, at a recent meeting of the Community and Partner Relations committee, one of five work groups involved in preparing the two schools for the partnership.

Goldberg said, “This is an opportunity for Pulaski to take on its new curriculum and have a partner who wants to help them be strong.” She added that Carmen will be able to serve students it had not previously.

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