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Transition Manager Update: Statement by Judge Rhodes regarding charges filed by US Attorney Barbara McQuade
Dear Detroit Public Schools Staff, I wanted to share with you the statement that I released earlier this afternoon regarding the charges filed by US Attorney Barbara McQuade today against six current and seven previous DPS employees. This is the link to the press release from the Department of Justice issued today. Sincerely, Judge Steven Rhodes Transition Manager Public Statement Detroit Public Schools was advised this morning by US Attorney Barbara McQuade of the charges being filed against six current and seven previous DPS employees. The District has been cooperating fully with the US Attorney’s Office since the beginning of the investigation. Upon learning of the charges, I immediately instructed the District’s Employee Relations Department to place those individuals who
DPS Transition Manager Judge Steven Rhodes Promotes from Within to Fill Key Transition Team Role; Names Alycia Meriweather Interim Superintendent
Long-time DPS educator to work with Judge Rhodes to prepare District for return to local control; lead day-to-day operations of Academics, Talent and Strategy Divisions
Detroit Public Schools Transition Manager Judge Steven Rhodes today announced that he has named long-time DPS educator Alycia Meriweather to be the District’s Interim Superintendent. Meriweather, who is a Detroit resident and DPS graduate, will lead day-to-day operations in DPS’ Academics, Talent and Strategy Divisions, while Rhodes retains the balance of leadership responsibility for the District. They will work in partnership to transition the school system to local control as provided in legislation pending in Lansing.
Eighty-three Detroit Public Schools staff members headed to U-M for intense training and planning with top international experts
This week 21 Detroit Public Schools Principals and teachers, along with 18 academic/curricular leaders, 24 additional educational support leaders and the entire DPS Cabinet are among 83 school district leaders who will participate in a customized two-and-a-half day leadership/organizational development training conducted by international experts from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. The Michigan Ross Team, led by Dr. Kim Cameron, the William Russell Kelly Professor of Management & Organizations in the Ross School of Business and Professor of Higher Education in the School of Education, and Dr. Robert Quinn, the Margaret Elliott Tracy Collegiate Professor in Business Administration in the Ross School of Business, are conducting all aspects of the program at no charge
Detroit Public Schools accelerates innovation planning with top international experts from U-M Ross School of Business
Michigan Ross faculty have experience with Fortune 500 companies, local, state, federal and international government agencies Detroit Public Schools and top international management experts from one of the country’s highest ranked business schools have partnered to accelerate the district’s strategy planning and reinvent and transform the district’s business operations to support high achieving schools. DPS this week has brought on board senior faculty and organizational leadership and development experts from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. Under the guidance of U-M professors, a new tailored executive leadership program will both speed up and work to sustain the district’s efforts to re-engineer, synchronize and align all of the District’s performance-driven operations. Michigan Ross faculty are
LANSING, Mich. – Detroit Public Schools remains under a financial emergency as community leaders start discussions about a long-term reinvention to build a stable, financially secure system that creates a brighter future for all city students, Gov. Rick Snyder said. With the district struggling with a nearly $170 million deficit, Snyder said it is necessary to continue with an emergency manager while community discussions move forward. He today announced the appointment of Darnell Earley, following the provisions of Public Act 436 of 2012. Earley replaces Emergency Manager Jack Martin effective today. The transition in Detroit Public Schools comes as the Coalition for Future of Detroit Schoolchildren, convened by the Skillman Foundation, starts a community discussion about the future of all
Detroit Public Schools Reorganizes Academics Division to Support Continued Academic Achievement and Accelerate Educational Progress in the City of Detroit
Detroit Public Schools Emergency Manager Jack Martin today announced a reorganization of the District’s Academics Division designed to sharpen DPS’ focus on providing high quality schools for all students by achieving maximum efficiencies in school operations, curriculum development, central office support for instruction and, most importantly, to assist in accelerating current positive momentum in student achievement. “I have stated many times since I began my tenure as Emergency Manager that the only way Detroit Public Schools will be able to compete as a premiere educational provider, maintain and grow enrollment, and thereby stabilize its finances, is to offer a superior academic product,” said Martin. “While we have made definite progress in this area, there is still much work to be
Unofficial student enrollment in Detroit Public Schools for Fall 2014 surpassed DPS’ budget forecast for the 2015 FY, and for the second consecutive year exceeded professional demographer projections.
Detroit Public Schools’ Proposed Fiscal Year 2015 Budget, released today, focuses on advancing academic quality, stabilizing enrollment, extending successful programs and leveraging resources
Detroit Public Schools’ Proposed Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Budget, which reflects an anticipated revenue decline of approximately $49.3 million, is focused on the district’s ability to create and offer increasingly relevant programs, undertaken on new platforms, presented to new markets, leveraged by public and private resources, while devoting new across-the-board energy to retention strategies.
LANSING – After five years of systemic improvements in its administrative and financial procedures, Detroit Public Schools has been taken off federal High Risk status by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE). With this action, the district will gain an incremental level of independence in its financial and administrative functions. For example, under High Risk status, the district had to put out for bid any purchase or service exceeding $25,000. After the High Risk designation is lifted, the bidding threshold will become the lesser of what is required in the district policy, state or federal law. The district also will no longer need to have its School Improvement plans approved by MDE. That now becomes the district’s responsibility. “This recognizes