Detroit Public Schools Community District 33 Qualities Survey:  Qualities Desired in the New DPSCD Superintendent.  

The Board of Education of the Detroit Public Schools Community District is currently in the process of searching for a new Superintendent to lead our District.  You are important to our effort and we value and appreciate your participation in this process.  Please complete the following survey and let us know what you think are important qualities for the Superintendent of Detroit Public Schools Community District. English Link Spanish Link Arabic Link  

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DPSCD’s New Board of Education

Detroit Public Schools Community District welcomed its new board of education at a public swearing in ceremony at Cass Technical High School on January 11, 2017. The ceremony officially ushered in the return of the school district to local control under the governance of the seven member board. The members of the board are: Iris Taylor, President Angelique Peterson-Mayberry, Vice President Misha Stallworth, Secretary Sonya Mays, Treasury Deborah Hunter-Harvill Georgia Lemmons LaMar Lemmons Board Appointments are: Academics – Deborah Hunter-Harvill Detroit Public Schools Foundation (DPSF) – Angelique Peterson-Mayberry Finance – Sonya Mays Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB) – LaMar Lemmons Wayne County Association of School Boards (WCAS) – Misha Stallworth DPSCD continues to build on its new start, marked by

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DPSCD’s Selective and Themed Schools including those with Innovative New Programs are now accepting applications

Families must apply at each school site using the district’s Common Application; Spaces are limited! MEDIA OP: WHEN:        Thursday, January 12 at 10 a.m. WHERE:      Detroit School of Arts, 123 Selden, Detroit WHAT:        Vocal Arts students from Detroit School of Arts will be rehearsing for their upcoming “Spend the Day at DSA” event January 18, in which middle school students from around the area will be offered a behind-the-scenes look into the performing arts high school during a “Spend the Day at DSA”event from 5-7 p.m. Detroit Public Schools Community District is kicking off its Application Schools Period Wednesday, January 11 for limited slots available at its selective and theme-based schools, including those with innovative programs, such as

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DPSCD’s New Board Members to be sworn in on Wednesday, January 11

The district’s newly elected School Board Members will be sworn in by Hon. Cynthia Stephens on Wednesday, January 11 at 5 p.m. during an organizational meeting followed by the seven-member board’s first general meeting. The community, parents, stakeholders, staff and students are invited to attend the celebration of the district and its bright future.

The board meeting will be held at:

Cass Technical High School’s Auditorium
2501 Second Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201

The seven members of the board are:

  • Dr. Deborah Hunter-Harvill
  • Georgia Lemmons
  • LaMar Lemmons
  • Sonya Mays
  • Angelique Peterson-Mayberry
  • Misha Stallworth
  • Dr. Iris Taylor

Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) is undergoing a historical period of change and transformation that will position DPSCD as a high-quality education option of choice for families in Metro Detroit.

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SPECIAL BOARD MEETING Committee of the Whole Thursday, January 5, 2017 5:30 P.M. Fisher Building 3011 West Grand Boulevard 12th Floor Conference Room Detroit, Michigan 48202-2711 (313) 873.7860 Special Board Meeting Notice of the Whole- 1.5.17 DPSCD Board Meeting Committee of the Whole Agenda 1.5.17    

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Detroit Public Schools Community District Adopts myON in 65 Schools

myON provides a personalized literacy environment through high-quality digital texts Detroit Public Schools Community District is proud to announce its partnership with the myON, a business unit of Capstone and leading provider of personalized literacy solutions in the K-12 marketplace. The district chose myON for its ability to deliver the 65 schools access to more than 5,300 high-quality, engaging fiction and nonfiction digital books, as well as myON’s literacy tools. The district’s goal for myON is to increase students’ access to books both at home and in school, thereby increasing their love of reading, ultimately leading to increased student achievement. The adoption of myON is part of the district’s ambitious academic plan focusing on literacy and innovation. Providing myON for

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“Solve for Tomorrow” State Finalist from Gompers Elementary-Middle School

Congratulations to Glynis Flowers at Gompers Elementary-Middle School! She was selected as one of the five state finalists in the 2016-2017 Solve for Tomorrow contest. Her impressive innovative ideas to inspire her students and improve her local community through STEAM has won a Samsung Galaxy Tab for her classroom! As a State Finalist, she qualifies to move onto the second phase of the contest where she will compete for the state title against four other finalists.

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All DPSCD Schools are closed tomorrow due to the weather

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Detroit Public Schools Community District Partners with Microsoft to Expose Hundreds of Children to Coding 

The Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) Office of Charter Schools in partnership with Microsoft will introduce more than 350 elementary and middle school students to computer science as part of the global Hour of Code initiative. The event coincides with Computer Science Education Week, December 5-11, 2016. Almost all charter schools authorized by DPSCD will participate in the activity. A total of 12 schools will use Skype to take part in a one-hour code session taught by a Microsoft developer on Friday, December 9, 2016 at 9:15 a.m. In addition, 25 students from Hamilton Academy were selected to visit the Microsoft Technology Center (MTC) in Southfield, MI. These 25 students were winners of a DPSCD-sponsored essay contest, and will

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