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DPS campus safety continues to improve with reported incidents down 21 percent in conjunction with new districtwide launch of climate/culture program

Detroit Public Schools today announced reported incidents are down 21 percent overall on school campuses for the first half of the school year – from September through February – as compared to the same timeframe last school year. This decrease is in conjunction with the districtwide launch of a program to build a positive school climate and culture on school grounds.

Detroit Public Schools to spotlight Career and Technical Education during after school enrollment events Wednesday, March 25

Detroit Public Schools will place a spotlight on the district’s Career and Technical Education offerings during an after-school enrollment fair at the district’s four Career and Technical Centers on Wednesday, March 25. A. Philip Randolph Career and Technical High School, 17101 Hubbell St., 4:00-6:00 p.m. On Wednesday, visitors will hear how Randolph students gain a hands-on experience in construction trades. Offerings include business partnerships with industry leaders and a new 9th Grade Career Academy program. Students can earn a high school diploma, an associate’s degree, trade skill certification and paid internships through extensive coursework. Breithaupt Career and Technical Center, 9300 Hubbell St., 3:30-5:30 p.m. On Wednesday, Breithaupt Career and Technical Center students will demonstrate skills used in the restaurant, cosmetology, automotive fields

School of the Week: Adult Education- East Campus

This service-oriented school nurtures not only the educational success of its adult students, but scores of their children across DPS It’s a family affair. The teaching and learning that takes place by the instructors and adults in the GED and Adult Basic Education programs at DPS’ Adult Education Center East impact not only those participants, but also the more than 200 Detroit Public Schools K-12 students whose parents and grandparents are enrolled here. Many of the adult learners are doing it for their kids. David Alexander is at the Center every day, all year. “I’m serious about completing this. I have grandkids and they can mouth off a lot about what they don’t want to do.” Through his studies and

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

School of the Week: East English Village Preparatory Academy

Welcome to the “The Ville!” What does a future CEO, Ivy League graduate and youth mentor have in common? They all currently attend East English Village Preparatory Academy High School, and Principal Patricia Murray wants all to know that at The Ville, they are creating history! Opening its doors in 2012, the $46.3 million facility, better known as “The Ville” amongst its students, was originally the merger of three former high school populations to create what is now a nearly 1,600 student building proudly representing the city’s eastside. The school, which has a strong focus on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics), has four academic wings including eight science laboratories, a high-tech media center, a performing arts wing, and

School of the Week: Detroit School of Arts

“It’s a place like no other.” That’s the refrain heard over and over by the students and staff at the Detroit School of Arts, a nationally renowned high school that offers a strong college preparatory Academic and Arts Curriculum and is located in the heart of the cultural center just steps from the Detroit Symphony’s Orchestra Hall. Indeed, the magic of DSA starts the moment that guests walk through the doors of the dynamic metal/glass/brick front entrance, where an animated and friendly security officer greets some guests with a faux Shakespearean accent. Such bursts of theatrical creativity or spontaneous song by students in the halls and cafeteria are all part of the atmosphere of this unique high school that offers

DPS kicks off Application Period Monday, March 2 for 21 Application Schools

Detroit Public Schools kicked off its Application Schools Period Monday, March 2 for its 21 Application Schools. Families seeking to apply for spots in these schools should apply at the school building site for the 2015–16 school year. This is the first of two periods during March–April for families to select schools. An Open Enrollment Period for all schools will follow, from April 13–24 and include additional opportunities to visit and learn more about schools. DPS Application Schools range from a number of top-ranked schools by Excellent Schools Detroit to new programs such as the Mark Twain School for Scholars, a gifted and talented school in Southwest Detroit, to language immersion programs, such as those offered at Academy of the Americas and

Bates parents take part in Frozen-themed Parent University program

Bates Academy parents participated in the February “Parent University on the Go” Frozen-themed STEM course. The program created fun and engaging exercises for parents to do with their children, capitalizing on the popularity of the Disney hit movie, Frozen, as well as Spelling Bee-themed literacy courses to improve students’ vocabulary, reading and writing. For more information about DPS Parent University, call (313) 240-4377.

Sign up today! DPS takes its Parent University on the road to bring more classes to parents!

Detroit Public Schools is taking its nine-month-old Parent University on the road to bring even more classes to the district’s parents and guardians. The new “Parent University on the Go” courses include Frozen-themed STEM activities for parents to do with their children, capitalizing on the popularity of the Disney hit movie, as well as Spelling Bee-themed literacy courses to improve students’ vocabulary, reading and writing. The coursework will allow parents and guardians to earn credits toward their “Parent Leader” certification.

Detroit Public Schools expands 6-month-old Parent University, adding expert-led parenting courses in partnership with Wayne State University, Detroit Public Library, Black Family Development and more

Registration is ongoing for courses that start December 1 Detroit Public Schools today announced it has expanded its 6-month-old Parent University to include accelerated parenting courses and new partnerships with Wayne State University, the Detroit Public Library and other organizations that will allow parents and guardians to earn a “Parent Leader” certification. The new partnership courses include: Wayne State University: Classes will provide parents with support around their children’s academic success: “Identifying and Supporting Your Child’s Learning Styles” and “Children’s Emotional and Self-Regulation Skills in Learning.” Detroit Public Library: Classes will help parents develop professional skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and how to use the web. Black Family Development: The organization will provide parenting classes utilizing the “Strengthening Families