Author Archives: Jennifer Mrozowski

Cooke Elementary School is closed today, July 6, 2015, due to no power. DTE reports a power line down in the area.

Neinas, Brewer and Detroit Lions Academy are closed MONDAY, June 29, 2015 due to no power.

DPS Special Education Teachers to earn graduate credit hours in Mathematics, thanks to the Wayne State University-Grant initiative

DPS Special Education Teachers have the opportunity to earn graduate credit hours in Mathematics, thanks to the Wayne State University-Grant Initiative. The grant, titled Collaborative Opportunities for Reaching Excellence or CORE, is a partnership between Wayne State University’s (WSU) College of Education, WSU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Detroit Public Schools. For many years, staff from DPS, Wayne State University and the Michigan Department of Education have worked closely to recruit and prepare DPS teachers in understaffed content and special education program areas. The College was first awarded the TQ grant in 2007 to work with teachers in mathematics and science, and the partnership has been awarded a grant, in each subsequent year, to work with special education teachers

The redesigned DPS seeks committed transformational leaders to work within each Network Team

As described in last week’s session at Martin Luther King, Jr. Senior High School and in the district’s Press Release, Detroit Public Schools is undergoing a reorganization process that will be centered around supporting schools.  One of the major shifts in the organizational structure is that schools will be organized into groups that will be called a “Network.”  Most support to schools will happen within the network; however, there will also be necessary elements retained in Central Office that will provide structure and support. The redesigned DPS seeks committed transformational leaders to work within each Network Team.  Each member of the Network Team will play an essential role in ensuring the success of the schools within the network. For example,

DPS Summer School Academy kicks off next week with dozens of free opportunities

Experiences include expanded UAW/Ford Camp, an enhanced Camp Burt Shurly program, a youth academic/athletic mentoring program for middle school boys at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, engineering programs, Pre-K transition and more! Detroit Public Schools kicks off dozens of free Summer Academy opportunities next week, including an expanded UAW/Ford Camp for students at four locations, engineering experiences, courses targeted to attract students from outside of the District in need of credit recovery courses, and a Pre-Kindergarten Transitions Program to provide enrichment activities to students prior to entering kindergarten. The expanded 5-week UAW/Ford Summer Camp, now in its second year, will be offered June 16-July 17. Begun as a pilot last year, the Camp seeks to provide academic enrichment, life skills,

DPS Emergency Manager Announces Restructuring of District Central Office Operations Centered on Raising Student Achievement and Supporting Schools

New, more streamlined structure projected to save $10 million when fully implemented Detroit Public Schools Emergency Manager Darnell Earley today announced the restructuring of the district’s central office operations, creating a streamlined system that is “laser-focused” on supporting schools to strengthen and improve student achievement. The restructuring is a part of Earley’s 10-Point Management Plan which has been guiding the district’s transformation into a more efficient and effective educational service provider since it was released earlier this year. “Since day one, I have been saying that in order for DPS to not only survive, but thrive, it could no longer operate like a school district from 50 or even 20 years ago,” said Earley. “DPS must completely restructure the way

Order your 2015 Evening of Fine Arts DVD!

There is still time to order your 2015 Evening of Fine Arts DVD!  DVDs are $15 plus shipping and handling fees. Order Now

Schulze Academy will be closed Tuesday, May 26 due to lack of power.

Detroit Public Schools announces school-based transformation initiatives designed to improve academics and competitiveness

Innovations include new K-12 International Baccalaureate program, a high school program expansion, a new dual language immersion program, more art and music, a new Honors School-Within-a-School and more  Detroit Public Schools on Wednesday announced more than a dozen new school-based innovations — many from proposals submitted by principals and educators — for enhancing academics, enrichment and customer service for thousands of DPS families. The innovations include a new International Baccalaureate program, a high school program expansion at a highly coveted academy, a new dual language immersion program, more art and music, a new Honors School-within-a-School and more. The initiatives are designed to expand proven academic offerings and replicate successful academic programs that families and students desire. The enhancements, which are

Keidan Special Education Center will close Wednesday, May 13 due to a power outage.