Marcus Garvey Academy played Mackenzie Elementary-Middle School for the first-ever middle school football championship game on Saturday, November 9, at Plymouth Educational Center. The Garvey Hurricanes defeated the Mackenzie Stags with a score of 62 to 18. Garvey will go down in DPS history for being the district’s first-ever middle school football league champion sponsored by the [Read more…]
Cody Academy of Public Leadership (Cody APL) students don’t think of one another as just students inside a school building. They think of themselves as a small neighborhood or a family. And they believe that tight-knit culture is part of what makes the school a success. “Because we are put into small cohorts as we enter APL as freshmen, I have a very strong, close relationship with my [Read more…]
LANSING – After five years of systemic improvements in its administrative and financial procedures, Detroit Public Schools has been taken off federal High Risk status by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE). With this action, the district will gain an incremental level of independence in its financial and administrative functions. For example, under High Risk status, the district had [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.
Detroit Public Schools welcomes our alumni to stay involved, remain connected and give back to their schools.
The Detroit Public Schools (DPS) Foundation, an independent non-profit educational foundation, has announced its new Alumni Giving and Development Program, giving all DPS alumni the opportunity to maintain their roots and advance the future of Detroit Public Schools students.
The Alumni Giving and Development Program's vision is to build relationships and giving across the DPS Alumni community by engaging alumni to give back to and support their alma maters and current DPS students, while reconnecting with fellow alumni.
This vision meets the Detroit Public Schools Foundation's overall mission to raise, manage and steward funds and other resources to support value-added programs and activities for the benefit of the Detroit Public Schools, DPS-authorized charter schools, DPS schools placed in the Education Achievement Authority and their respective students.
Please visit dpsalumni.org.