DETROIT – February 20, 2017 – Detroit Public Schools Community District reports lead and copper levels are below EPA guidelines of 15 parts per billion (ppb) and 1300 parts per billion (ppb) respectively at all 94 school buildings. “Last spring, Detroit Public Schools Community District embarked on a proactive approach and partnership with the City of Detroit and the Department of Health to test drinking water in all 94 school buildings before June 30, 2016. We then created a collaborative plan to resolve outstanding issues to ensure the safety of our staff and students,” said Alycia Meriweather, Interim Superintendent of Detroit Public Schools Community District. Of the buildings tested, 10 schools needed additional mitigation to bring lead and copper levels
Seven Innovation Programs will continue to receive support Detroit Public Schools Community District Board of Education voted unanimously to develop eleven new Academic Innovation Proposals for the 2017-18 school year, and continue to support seven programs started in 2016-17 school year at its February 14, 2017 meeting. Teams reflecting school and community support submitted 31 proposals which were vetted by DPSCD academic, curriculum and network leaders and reviewed for resource needs. Proposals were chosen based on a number of factors including: a clear and concise statement of innovation, alignment with the district’s new academic plan, potential to raise student achievement, ability to invigorate communities, and be sustainable and replicable. Analysis shows these programs have the potential to enhance enrollment and
A Free Concert with Daniel Washington: S.T.E.A.M.y Winter Continues at the Detroit Public Library WHAT: Detroit Public Schools Community District is pleased to announce an evening with Daniel Washington at the Detroit Public Library. It the next event in the S.T.E.A.M.y Winter learning enrichment series, a line-up of free, fun and exciting events with a S.T.E.A.M theme – with S.T.E.A.M standing for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. Free Public Event to all DPSCD Families WHO: The Detroit Public Library presents the 73rd Annual E. Azalia Hackley Collection Concert, “An Evening with Daniel Washington.” Dr. Daniel Washington, Professor of Voice at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance, has performed at the world’s major opera houses
Music Hall to Host Events Expanding DPSCD S.T.E.A.M.y Winter Line-Up to Engage Students and Families This weekend kicks off DPSCD’s STEAMy Winter free, fun family events. Tomorrow get ready for the “love” event at the Belle Isle Nature Center featuring Birds and Bees themed activities. The event is FREE to our families 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Detroit Public Schools Community District is pleased to announce the addition of the Music Hall to the list of partners engaged in S.T.E.A.M.y Winter, a line-up of free, fun and exciting events with a S.T.E.A.M theme – with S.T.E.A.M standing for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. #STEAMyWinter The Music Hall will be joining well-known family-friendly spots including the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Institute of
The Board of Education is providing the linked superintendent search approved process and timeline for reference.
The Board of Education held a special meeting last night. After a closed session, the board members voted 7-0 authorizing DPSCD to take legal action when timely and appropriate to present why we believe the school closures suggested by the SRO cannot legally move forward. Below are the statements issued by the Board of Education and Interim Superintendent Alycia Meriweather. DPSCD Board of Education Statement For the first time in nearly a decade, the City of Detroit has a true school board, made up of educators, executives, and community leaders, empowered to make decisions that will improve our schools and lead to better educational outcomes for Detroit’s children. Yet, just days into our term, the State School Reform Office
DPSCD and Major Arts and Science Organizations Partner on Series of Winter S.T.E.A.M. Events: #TEAMYWINTER LIST OF ALL EVENTS Detroit Public Schools Community District and major partners from the city’s largest and most exciting arts and scientific museums and venues announced a series of free, fun and exciting events with a S.T.E.A.M. theme to engage DPSCD families in learning activities after school hours at the participating venues and at well-known family-friendly spots, including the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Institute of Arts, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Belle Isle Nature Center, Michigan Science Center, Detroit Public Library, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Eastern Market and The Rink at Campus Martius Park. Other partnering organizations include Downtown Detroit Partnership, Detroit Public Television, detroitpbskids.org,