DPSCD families and teachers gain a new resource to advocate and collaborate on behalf of students

School board approves districtwide PTAs for all schools Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) announced the reinstatement of Parent Teacher Associations (PTA) districtwide. This initiative will ensure families and students are empowered and engaged while the district works to rebuild and restore successful outcomes for all students. “As a district, we cannot improve without the direct engagement of our teachers and parents,” said Superintendent Dr. Nikolai Vitti. “Reinstating PTAs is a part of the district’s overall strategy to create an inclusive vision of reform at scale. The establishment of PTAs at each school will create a clear strategy to ensure teachers and parents are working closer together to advocate for our schools and children.” Designating the PTA as the primary

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Information regarding Cass Tech/Henry Street

Tonight marks the opening of Little Caesars Arena. Representatives from Cass Tech, DPSCD and DPSCD Police met with Olympia Entertainment to discuss how Henry Street will be used during Arena events. The concert schedule for this week is as follows: Tuesday, September 12 Wednesday, September 13 Friday, September 15 Saturday, September 16 On these evenings, Henry Street will be used for controlled access to vehicles through the parking lot. The gates on Henry Street will open at 30 minutes before the last song in the concert, or between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. The opening of this drive will allow the public to use this as a thoroughfare. However, these spaces will remain for the exclusive use of Cass Technical High School faculty. DPSCD

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Financial Review Commission approves DPSCD/DFT contract 

Today the FRC approved the 3-year teacher contract, finalizing the agreement between DPSCD and the DFT and increasing teacher salaries for the first time in a decade. The agreement had previously been ratified by the DFT and approved by the DPSCD board. The contract, which provides teachers with a 7 percent raise over the next two years, places an emphasis on increases for first year teachers and veteran teachers. In addition, the agreement increased the teacher steps from 10 to 15. “The salary increases associated with this agreement are far from what our teachers deserve,” said Dr. Nikolai Vitti, DPSCD Superintendent. “However, it will be rewarding to provide teachers a necessary increase to their salary as the first step in making teacher salaries whole

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Revitalized Randolph Career Technical Education Center readies for students September 5

Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) Superintendent Dr. Nikolai Vitti and DPSCD Board President Dr. Iris Taylor were joined by Mayor Mike Duggan and a host of other business and community leaders as they unveiled a newly improved Randolph Career Technical Education Center.   The center, which will serve hundreds of youths and adults seeking skilled trades training and career opportunities, underwent major renovations this summer. The improvements are part of a partnership between DPSCD, Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation (DESC), the City of Detroit and Mayor Mike Duggan’s Workforce Development Board that has raised $10 million in funding and in-kind contributions from an array of supporters for improvements to Randolph.   DPSCD is starting with a focus on traditional skilled

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Expanded opportunities for DPSCD students highlight Dr. Vitti’s conversation with Bankole Thompson

Legacy. Pride. Opportunity. These are just a few of the phrases DPSCD Superintendent Nikolai Vitti used to describe the district’s students, staff and community during a 90-minute conversation with Detroit News columnist Bankole Thompson. The conversation, part of the Wayne County Community College District’s Global Conversations Series, took place at the Downtown campus of WC3D Aug. 21. “This district has been successful in the past, and can be successful again,” said Vitti. “We’re rebuilding the district, both literally and metaphorically. We are 60 days into an ambitious 100-day plan and are making great progress.” Dr. Vitti highlighted the high level of commitment of DPSCD teachers and staff, and revealed his commitment to innovative programs for students across the district, along

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