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Detroit NAEP Results Provide Meaningful Baseline as District Pursues Strategic Reform

Results from last year’s administration of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) – also known as “the nation’s report card” – were released today in Washington, D.C. The assessment, administered every two years to fourth and eighth grade students, provides a common measure of reading and math achievement across the country, and allows states and select urban districts to understand their progress.

DPSCD To Host Teacher Fair on April 12

DPSCD is hosting a Teacher Recruitment Fair to continue seeking qualified educators! Applications are being accepted for all positions in core subjects, art and music, and special education. Come Join Our Team and help make DPSCD the best school district in the nation!

The Parent Academy 2018 Spring Catalog Now Available!

DPSCD recently launched The Parent Academy – a program that promotes parental involvement that supports student and family success. Expected to serve over 7,000 parents and caregivers, The Parent Academy offers FREE classes, training and workshops in schools, libraries, community centers and faith-based institutions across Detroit. The mission of The Parent Academy is to provide the necessary tools and skills to build capacity and confidence in parents in order to support students academically, socially and emotionally. The Parent Academy focuses on three key pillars: Student Achievement – workshops and activities that provide strategies and tools for parents to support academic achievement at home and in school Personal and Professional Development – workshops that build confidence while addressing basic needs, employment,

Important Update Regarding Palmer Park Preparatory Academy

As committed, Detroit Public Schools Community District is providing updated information regarding third-party, independent environmental reports to parents, families and staff regarding Palmer Park Preparatory Academy facility concerns. DPSCD is committed to making appropriate facility updates to ensure all students and staff return to a healthy and conducive learning environment.

Join us for a Cass Tech Community Meeting!

A Cass Tech Community Meeting will take place on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in the Cass Technical High School Theater located at 2501 2nd Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201. This meeting will be hosted by Vice Chair Angelique Peterson-Mayberry, School Board member, and Dr. Nikolai Vitti, Superintendent of Detroit Public Schools Community District. Please contact the DPSCD School Board secretary to RSVP or to request special arrangements.

Kellogg Foundation grants DPSCD $3 million to empower parents and families

Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) announced today at a press conference at Davison Elementary and Middle School that in partnership with the Detroit Public Schools Foundation, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation has granted the district $3 million to fund resources and tools for programs that will empower parents and families to better serve students. Press Release: DPSCD Parent Academy Announcement with W.K. Kellogg Foundation Video: DPSCD Parent Teacher Home Visit Program

Employee Healthcare Refunds update

The district is issuing Healthcare Trust Refunds to all eligible employees on March 19th, 2018. Current Employees: Your refund will be processed through your standard payroll process (Direct Deposit or ALine Card). Retirees: Your refund will be mailed to the home address you have on file with ORS or your current home address if you updated it with HR. Former Employees: If you verified your home address through PeopleSoft Self-Service or through HR by February 28th, then your check will be mailed to your home address. If you did not verify your home address, then your check will be available for pick up from the Fisher Building starting on March 19th. You will need to bring a valid photo ID

DPSCD supported its students in National School Walkout

DPSCD fully supported its students’ right to participate in peaceful demonstrations against gun violence and school shootings today during the National School Walkout. Today’s events were for the victims of those harmed in Florida, and for every school shooting that has devastated our communities across the nation. As a school district our children’s education and safety are at the utmost priority and we are proud to support a movement that is fighting for a better future.

DPSCD to hold Special Board Meeting March 15 at 12:30 p.m.

Please be advised of the following DPSCD board meeting date, time and location: Special Board Meeting (Open) Thursday, March 15, 2018 Fisher Building 3011 W. Grand Blvd., 12th Floor Conference Room Detroit, MI 48202 12:30 p.m. Please see this attached meeting notice for any additional information.

Palmer Park Preparatory Academy is closed today March 14, 2018 due to the facility.