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Schools no longer on the State’s bottom five percent list Detroit Public Schools is pleased to announce that 12 of its schools have been released from the State of Michigan’s 2012 Priority Cohort Schools Status List. This signals that the state’s School Reform/Redesign Office recognizes the hard work being done by each school’s leadership and teaching staff, and their focus on data-driven decisions which are positively impacting the outcome of student achievement. The District was notified in a letter from SRO Chief Natasha Baker earlier this month. The 12 schools that have been acknowledged for their improvements are: Blackwell Institute Burton International Academy Carleton Elementary School Carver STEM Academy Dixon Educational Learning Academy Dossin Elementary-Middle School Mann Learning Community Neinas
An anonymous donor through The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy recently partnered with Detroit Public Schools to offer the “Teen Trendsetter” program. At 12 schools, 150 DPS teens mentor one student each through a hands-on, reading program allowing teens to mentor elementary students in grades first through third. The first, second and third graders have an opportunity to take part in a program that supports them as they read through the sciences, resulting in improved reading skills, an interest in science, higher reading scores and confident learning. Meanwhile, teens receive the opportunity to spend one-on-one time reading each week with their young mentees and bonding over books. DPS locations include: Ann Arbor Trail Magnet School Carstens Elementary-Middle School at Remus Robinson
The acclaimed Andrew Humphrey, WDIV meteorologist, invited 20 Carleton Elementary School students and their counselor, Valerie Henderson, to the Channel 4 station for a special Career Day tour on Saturday, June 28. Humphrey gave the students a sneak-peek into what goes on behind the scenes including working with a green screen and other high-tech equipment.
Carleton Elementary School was one of five Detroit schools selected to receive free books to take home and read over the summer on Wednesday, June 25. The donation was provided by the Detroit Public Schools Foundation and Gift of Reading, a Detroit Free Press program that promotes reading and literacy in metro Detroit. According to the Detroit Free Press, Gift of Reading granted the foundation $5,000 in April to purchase about 1,300 new books. Carleton received 280 books that were distributed to students in kindergarten through third grade. Click here to read the Detroit Free Press article!
Bosch Energy, Science and Technology (BEST) program funds 25 classroom projects By 2018, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts there will be an estimated 274,000 jobs related to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in Michigan. The concern that Bosch and others have is: Will the next-generation workforce be ready to move into these jobs? To demonstrate its commitment to helping prepare students for these jobs, the Bosch Community Fund (BCF) recently announced $35,000 in grants to Detroit Public Schools. These grants include awards to 26 Detroit Public Schools teachers, representing 25 projects, as part of its Bosch Energy, Science and Technology (BEST) grant program. These grants will support teachers who have developed an innovative curriculum that promotes STEM
Educators and parents who are searching for the secret to make students absolutely love coming to school—look no further. Carleton Elementary School kindergarten teacher Marla Nenninger offers her top-secret tip for molding children into life-long learners: lots of smiles. Nenninger said her main strategy with any lesson plan created for the district’s early learners is to “make sure they’re having a blast with every single assignment, and if you see lots of smiles, that means they’re enjoying learning.” “We are the start of their education, so you want to make learning fun for them,” she said. “Every day, I hear kids saying ‘I love school.’ That, I feel as a kindergarten teacher, is my job—to make them love school starting
After nearly eight years without one, Carleton Elementary School will have a library. It will be a very important addition to the educational program at the school and will give students opportunities to read books just for fun, conduct research, and hopefully, help to continue to improve reading skills. The reopening is a result of the combined efforts of school officials, Jeanne Kraft-Kraft’s widow who is a long-time volunteer at the school, the Kiwanis Club and Grace Community Church. They converted a classroom at the school to the library with only about $6,000 because much of the labor and building materials were donated. The dedication is a fitting memorial to Kraft. He worked as a print journalist in Detroit for