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Dr. Nikolai Vitti confirmed as new DPSCD Superintendent

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Starts first 100 days with listening sessions and stakeholder meetings DETROIT – May 22, 2017 – Today, the Financial Review Commission approved a five-year contract with Dr. Nikolai Vitti as Detroit Public Schools Community District’s new superintendent. Dr. Vitti will take the helm of Michigan’s largest school district on Tuesday, May 23, assuming responsibility for more than 6,000 employees, 48,000 students and an annual fiscal budget of $660 million. “We are thrilled to work with Dr. Vitti on our journey to excellence,” said Dr. Iris Taylor, president of DPSCD’s Board of Education. “We are confident that his passion for students and families, his qualifications, and his previous experience make him uniquely positioned to be a change agent

Special Board Meeting Tonight at Douglass Academy

The special board meeting will be held in the auditorium of Douglass Academy for Men, 2001 W. Warren, Detroit at 5:30 p.m.    

Save the Date: Teacher Recruitment Fair May 23

The Human Resources departments is hosting DPSCD Day, a teacher recruitment fair, on Tuesday, May 23 from 4 – 8 p.m. at King High School. DPSCD is currently recruiting highly-qualified, dedicated and motivated educators to fill over 100 positions from music education to world languages to early childhood. On-the-spot conditional offers may be provided to qualified candidates. Please share this information with family and friends who are interested in a career at DPSCD! Candidates interested in employment with DPSCD are encouraged to visit our career center and complete an online application for the event >>> Job Seekers >>>Job Postings >>> Job ID: 291590 This event is for new applicants only. For more information, check out this flyer or call Human Resources

Applications are now open for Camp Burt Shurly

Camp Burt Shurly offers an exciting residential summer camp experience to Detroit Public School Community District Title One students ages 8 to 12. Not only will your child learn lessons in reading, math and science; they will learn how to live in a community setting, meet new friends, learn new skills, spend their days immersed in nature and experience life away from home in a safe environment. The summer camp experience builds self-esteem, teaches communication skills, and creates leadership opportunities.  Students will swim, canoe, learn archery, and much more! Lives are enhanced at camp. Careers are born at camp. Lifelong friendships are kindled at camp. Register today to save your child’s spot! Kalonda Colson McDonald Detroit Public Schools Community District

DPSCD and MDE Enters into Partnership Agreement to Improve Schools and Avoid Closures

DETROIT (April 27, 2017) – Detroit Public Schools Community District entered into a partnership agreement with the Michigan Department of Education and Wayne RESA to improve schools on the state’s priority list, including 16 DPSCD, as well as 8 EAA schools that are returning to DPSCD, and allow them to remain open. Earlier this year, the State School Reform Office identified low-performing schools across the state and recommended them for closure, including 24 DPSCD and EAA schools in the City of Detroit. Since then, DPSCD collaborated with elected leaders and community stake-holders to develop a plan to avoid closures, which would have a devastating effect on Detroit families and neighborhoods. This partnership agreement does just that. It requires DPSCD work

DPSCD’s Breithaupt Career and Technical Center to Showcase Programs

CTE schools demonstrate career-readiness through cooking, designing, building and more Community members are invited to see how Detroit Public Schools Community District prepares students for a wide-range of technical careers at its CTE Fair from 5-7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 24, 2017 at Breithaupt Career and Technical Center. At the fair, DPSCD students will showcase 16 Career and Technical Education program offerings including automotive services, culinary arts, firefighting, graphic design and radio and television production. Students enrolled in CTE programs receive training and instruction using the latest industry technology like 3D printers, drones and more. The district offers four Career and Technical Centers to prepare students for college and career pathways. “This is an opportunity for our community to see

Celebrating eight decades of student artwork at the Detroit Institute of Arts

Hundreds of imaginative works created by DPSCD students will be on display in the 80th annual “Detroit Public Schools Community District Student Exhibition,” presented by the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA). The exhibition, on view April 29 through May 28, is free and will be held in the Special Exhibition Galleries South on the second floor near Farnsworth St. An opening reception for students and their families will take place Saturday, April 29, beginning at 4 p.m. in the DIA’s Detroit Film Theatre auditorium. Special Media Preview April 26 at 10 A.M. contact press secretary Chrystal Wilson at for more information. The partnership between the DIA and the Detroit public schools is the longest standing continuous relationship the museum

DSA students presents A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun is a play by Lorraine Hansberry that debuted on Broadway in 1959. Students at Detroit School of Arts Theater Department will present the play in the DSA Aaliyah Hall, Thursday, 27 and Friday 28, 2017. Tickets are $10, please contact the school at (313) 494-6000.

Future Cody MCH medical professionals study abroad in Costa Rica

For the DSPCD 2017 Spring Break, April 18 – 25, students at Medicine and Community Health (MCH) at Cody are embarking on a seven day study abroad trip in Lake Arenal, Costa Rica where Detroit youth are learning, experiencing and exploring how communities address health and medicine in various cultural environments. Students will then return to Detroit and provide conclusions on how our Detroit neighborhoods can improve the quality of life. MCH are recipients of the 2017 JP Morgan Chase & Co tablet giveaway based on our project.  The tablets are one of the tools students are using to document their experiences while at the same time build their college and career readiness skills. The “Detroiters Without Borders” Program is

DPSCD is celebrating Earth Day at Drew Farm: Sat. April 22

DPSCD is celebrating Earth Day by promoting learning opportunities for families and students on Saturday, April 22 at Drew Transition Center from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Family Earth Day at Drew Farm hosted by the DPSCD Office of School Nutrition, managed by national award winning Betti Wiggins, will teach families and students how to make fresh, healthy meals by preparing salads and smoothies featuring Drew Farm’s homegrown produce. Family Earth Day at Drew will kick off “Earth Week” featuring themed learning opportunities at schools across the district including home water and energy audits, campus cleanups, recycling field trips and cooking demonstrations.