On the Issues: Abby Ramirez, Executive Director of Schools That Can Milwaukee


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A former business executive, Abby Ramirez has quickly become a leading voice for education reform in Milwaukee. The goal of the organization she co-founded, Schools That Can Milwaukee, is to have 20,000 children in high-performing urban schools—public, charter, and choice—by 2020. To do that, Ramirez and her organization work to identify schools where children are succeeding, and then attempt to replicate those models across the city. In addition to her business background, Ramirez worked on public policy issues for a California-based foundation. A passionate believer in the power of education to transform, Ramirez received her B.S. in Commerce from the University of Virginia. She has an M.B.A. and M.A. in Education from Stanford University. Marquette Law School, Eckstein Hall, 12:15 to 1:15 p.m.


  • Eckstein Hall
  • 1215 W. Michigan St.
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53233