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DPS partners with Howard University students to host “Rally for Education,” concluding Alternative Spring Break program

More than 50 students from Howard University spent their Spring Break vacation at several Detroit Public Schools as part of the university’s 20th Anniversary Alternative Spring Break program. Instead of enjoying a week on the beach, Howard students spent the week of March 10-14 volunteering at Osborn Collegiate Academy of Mathematics, Science & Technology, the Cody High School campus, Coleman A. Young Elementary School, Adult Education-West Campus and Pulaski Elementary-Middle School. The goal of this year’s Alternative Spring Break program was to encourage DPS students to begin thinking about college and careers. Howard students led activities such as goal setting, essay writing, group discussions and one-on-one mentoring with high school students. At the elementary level, Howard students tutored DPS students

Schools across DPS enjoy March is Reading Month!

Detroit Public Schools and the Office of Literacy on Monday, March 3, 2014 kicked off hundreds of reading and literacy activities, events and contests to celebrate “March is Reading Month.” Pulaski Elementary-Middle School held its first annual Preschool Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast in Mrs. M.Thompson-Cook’s class to celebrate READ ACROSS AMERICA DAY as well as the birthday of Dr. Seuss. Students were served “green” scrambled eggs, turkey or ham, and juice. Principal Desheil Echols even tried a test-taste! The day also consisted of a story read-aloud of “Green Eggs and Ham,” literacy games, cross-curricular activities, arts and crafts, and Dr. Seuss learning stations. Also there to join in the fun were Teacher Mrs. Noel Sauer (with the Dr. Seuss bow tie and hat), Associate Teacher Mrs. S. DeShields, Noon-Hour-Aide Ms. E. Hall, Associate Teacher

Bosch Supports STEM Education with $35,000 in grants to Detroit Public Schools

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

New Summer School Academy to offer Pre-K Transitions Program, high school recovery credits expanded to students outside the district, weekly field trips, Extended Year Program, social studies and science curriculum to target low MEAP scores and more

Aligning with the district’s strategic plan, Detroit Public Schools today announced bold new goals for its 2013 Summer School Academy to be held June 17-July 26 with programs 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. A K-8 program will be offered with a focus on social studies and science—areas where students received low-ranking MEAP scores—integrated with language arts and mathematics. This program will be mandatory for under-performing students in grades 4-8 at 37 schools. A total of 35 schools that are on the state’s priority list will provide Extended Year programs from June 17-July 12 based on

New details! Detroit Public Schools open their doors to the community SATURDAY for All-Schools Open House

More than 100 schools open for information, tours from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Shuttle service will be provided; Every site will offer FREE healthy meals, receptions and giveaways; Select sites will offer immunizations, dental check-ups; Hard hat tours at sites of three NEW schools On Saturday, March 31, all DPS schools operating in fall 2012, plus many DPS-authorized charters, will open their doors for an information day, opportunities to meet principals, staff and parent leaders, take tours, sample healthy nutrition offerings in the school cafeterias for free and more. This unique All-Schools Open House will be held from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Each school will be open to allow parents to see schools firsthand and meet key leaders

Twenty-three Detroit Public schools to be featured in last Excellent Schools Detroit’s School Shopper Fair Saturday

Parents on Saturday, February 12, will have a final opportunity to learn about curriculum, extra-curricular offerings and secrets of success from 23 Detroit Public Schools at a Parent School Shopper Fair by Excellent Schools Detroit. The first two fairs of this three-fair series brought out hundreds of parents. Information will be available from elementary, middle and high schools from a total of 46 city schools. Parents can talk to teachers and other parents and attend parent workshops. Some of the other offerings: free lunch and child care, giveaways and special incentives for first 100 to arrive. When and Where: Saturday, February 12, 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Our Lady Queen of Angels, 4200 Martin Street To R.S.V.P. and for more

Twenty-three Detroit Public schools featured in Excellent Schools Detroit’s Parent School Shopper Fair Saturday

Parents on Saturday, February 5, will have an opportunity to learn about the curriculum, extra-curricular offerings and secrets of success from 23 Detroit Public Schools at a Parent School Shopper Fair by Excellent Schools Detroit. The first fair last week brought out hundreds of parents. Information will be available from elementary, middle and high schools from 46 city schools. Parents can talk to teachers and other parents and attend parent workshops. Some of the other offerings: free lunch and child care, giveaways and special incentives for first 100 to arrive. Fair dates: February 5 — WOW Church and Life Center, 14111 East 7 Mile (Eastside) February 12 — Our Lady Queen of Angels, 4200 Martin Street (Southwest) To R.S.V.P. and

Twenty-three Detroit Public schools to be featured in Excellent Schools Detroit’s Parent School Shopper Fair Saturday

Parents on Saturday, February 5, will have an opportunity to learn about the curriculum, extra-curricular offerings and secrets of success from 23 Detroit Public Schools at an Parent School Shopper Fair by Excellent Schools Detroit. A fair last week brought out hundreds of parents. Information will be available from elementary, middle and high schools. Parents can talk to teachers and other parents and attend parent workshops. Some of the other offerings: free lunch and child care, giveaways and special incentives for first 100 to arrive. Fair dates: February 5 — WOW Church and Life Center, 14111 East 7 Mile (Eastside) February 12 — Our Lady Queen of Angels, 4200 Martin Street (Southwest) To R.S.V.P. and for more information, call 313-309-1452

Durfee, Stewart, Bates win DPS girls’ basketball Jamboree

Durfee, Stewart and Bates were the winning teams Saturday in the championship games of the Detroit Public Schools’ Middle School Girls’ Basketball Jamboree. In a close game from beginning to end, Durfee defeated Marcus Garvey, 34-32, while Stewart ran past Pulaski, 30-12, and Bates beat Nichols 37-22. The Jamboree, the only DPS’ sanctioned sporting event for middle school scholar-athletes, was held at Cody College Preparatory Upper School of Teaching and Learning.

DPS to close or transform under-performing schools

Contact: Steven Wasko at 313-873-4542 or Jennifer Mrozowski at 313-873-8401 Detroit Public Schools is undertaking a variety of initiatives to overhaul struggling schools, including closing under-performing buildings, replacing the principal and key staff in some schools, designing transformation curriculum models of school reform in others and applying for millions of dollars in grants for the overhauls. DPS today applied for $47.7 million in funding for the first year of a three-year $104 million plan to transform schools. The funding is available for 108 Michigan schools that are struggling to increase student achievement. “Our rigorous five-year academic plan includes ambitious targets such as a 98 percent graduation rate and having all third graders read at grade level by 2015,” said Emergency