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State Rep. Gay-Dagnogo and DPS collaborate to host Legislators’ Tour

Detroit Public Schools, in collaboration with State Rep. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo (D-Detroit), hosted a Legislators’ Tour on Friday, Jan. 16. Co-hosts for the tour included: House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel (D-Auburn Hills), Rep. Brian Banks (D-Detroit), Sen. Bert Johnson (D-Detroit) and Sen. David Knezek (D-Dearborn Heights). Titled “Revitalizing Their Dreams Education Unity Tour,” the event commemorated Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and aimed to foster bipartisan discussion around education policy as the bus made stops at multiple school buildings including: Adult Education Center-West Campus Foreign Language Immersion and Cultural Studies School (FLICS) Mark Twain School for Scholars Bennett Elementary School Davison Elementary-Middle School Charles Wright Academy of Arts and Science Communication & Media Arts High School The legislators also gained knowledge

NFL Star/DPS alum Jerome “The Bus” Bettis announces a donation from his “The Bus Stops Here Foundation” to support new DPS Parent Advisory Councils on Student Achievement

Bettis made the announcement at the new $21.8 million Mackenzie PreK to 8 to open this fall at the campus where he began his football career NFL star and Detroit Public Schools alumnus Jerome Bettis, alongside DPS Superintendent of Academics Karen Ridgeway, today announced a partnership to support a brand new parent engagement initiative on behalf of his “The Bus Stops Here Foundation.” The Foundation and DPS will support training for five parents from 89 schools (445 parents), to become certified members of their schools’ new Parent Advisory Councils on Student Achievement, or PAC-SA, with the end goal of improving student achievement. Bettis, a graduate of Mackenzie High School, was greeted by a bus load of parents from Barton and