A recent study has concluded that districts across Wayne County have been significantly underfunded by the state. Despite efforts to reduce costs, most districts continue to feel challenged in their ability to provide core educational programs that prepare students for success after graduation. Detroit residents will see a question on the ballot this November asking whether voters want to increase funding for Wayne County school districts through a “regional enhancement millage.” The proposal would go on the November, 2016 presidential ballot.
Alana Burke one of King’s juniors will be recognized at the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association’s (MIPA) fall conference on Monday, Oct. 24, in Lansing. She is the winner for the category of reporting, her essay was entitled, “Sick-outs, walkouts call attention to unhealthy school condition.” Alana is the only winner from Detroit. She is an editor for Crusaders’ Chronicle a high school newspaper through Crain’s Detroit Communications and Michigan State University. The contest was conducted by MIPA, in partnership with the Michigan Humanities Council and the Pulitzer Prizes Board, as part of the 100th anniversary celebration of the Pulitzer Prizes in 2016. Honorees will be recognized at the MIPA Fall Conference on Monday, Oct. 24, in Lansing. Students in grades 8-11 were invited to
On October 14, the Detroit Community Health Connection held their Annual Meeting and Red Carpet Awards Event at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History. At the ceremony, three students from Benjamin Carson High School of Science and Medicine were recognized with a “Youth Award.” The students recognized were: Tayebah Chowdhury, Tasnim Hussain, and Mahbuba Miah. The award stems from a video they created last school year encouraging their peers to eat healthy. The video was assigned as an interdisciplinary project to create a product to educate their peers about a health-risk behavior. Their client was the Healthy Teens Community Care Center, which is associated with the Detroit Community Health Connection. The students were accompanied by Mrs. Bradlin, their
Detroit Public School League’s Division I/II games this Friday at Ford Field Rivals Cass Tech and King compete for Division I title DETROIT (October 20, 2016) – The Detroit Public School League’s football games to determine who will make the MHSAA playoffs are scheduled at Ford Field this Friday starting with the first line-up at 4 p.m. with EAA’s Mumford High School (8-0) vs. Denby High School (7-1). The DPS Community District’s Cass Technical High School (8-0) will faceoff with Martin Luther King, Jr. Senior High School at 7 p.m. The 4 p.m. game will yield a Division I/II champion and the 7 p.m. game will yield a Division I champion. After these games there will be a TV selection
Detroit Public Schools Community District Names Deborah Peek-Brown as New Deputy Executive Director of Science
Peek-Brown to assist with the transition to the new science standards and professional development Detroit Public Schools Community District’s Interim Superintendent Alycia Meriweather named Deborah Peek-Brown as the new Deputy Executive Director of Science. Peek-Brown, currently serves as the Academic Outreach Specialist for the Create for STEM Institute at Michigan State University and will be joining the district in a part time capacity, primarily focusing on transition to the new Michigan Science Standards and Professional Development. “Ms. Peek-Brown’s extensive experience and knowledge in the science field is an incredible asset to DPSCD as we continue to move toward educational excellence. She also has a great love for Detroit students, and providing equitable learning opportunities that is consistent with our current mission.