Five hundred fifty-five (555) Detroit Public Schools students from schools across the city had the extraordinary experience to perform onstage at the illustrious Fox Theatre during the 44th Annual Evening of Fine Arts on Thursday, May 16. The evening commenced with Lobby Performances and an Art Gallery showcase at 6 p.m. followed by performances beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Theatre. This [Read more…]
When any woman walks into a classroom at Brewer Academy on the city’s east side, the young men have been taught to immediately spring to their feet and provide the appropriate greeting—either “Good morning ma’am” or “Good afternoon ma’am.” And they do not sit back down until that woman acknowledges their greeting. I Am a Man This simple yet highly impactful gesture is part of Principal [Read more…]
Detroit Public Schools today renewed its commitment to supporting all families, providing the highest quality public education available, and supporting a regional workforce that will drive the city’s economic rebirth through a brand new transformative plan developed by hundreds of community members. An intensive five-week strategic planning process involved parents, students, teachers, [Read more…]
There's never been a better time for businesses, alumni, community members and everyone concerned with public education to partner with Detroit Public Schools. With a rigorous new five-year academic plan in place and new instructional strategies and a stronger curriculum in every classroom, major worldwide corporations and alumni of local schools are stepping forward to volunteer, contribute and pledge human resources, talent, technology and monetary gifts.
Executive Deputy Chief Craig W. Schwartz, a former DPS student, has over 31 years of law enforcement experience; he has previously served in the Detroit Police Department, where he served in all ranks from Police Officer to Deputy Chief and commanded the Criminal Investigations Bureau, Homeland Security Bureau, Major Crimes Division, Homicide Section, and the Headquarters Surveillance Unit. E.D.C. Schwartz retired from the Detroit Police Department in 2007 and subsequently established the Huron Potawatomi Police Department, the first police agency for the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi in Athens, Michigan, providing police services to the Tribe, as well as to the Village of Athens. In addition, he has served with the Plymouth and the Grosse Pointe Park Police Departments. E.D.C. Schwartz is a 2003 graduate of the F.B.I. National Academy and came to the DPS-Police in February 2010.