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DPS-authorized charters to hold community gatherings to tout school revitalization

The newly-selected operators for Detroit Public Schools’ five Renaissance charter schools will hold community gatherings at the schools, beginning today, Wednesday, with a Town Hall Meeting and barbecue at GEE Edmondson. Where and When: 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 13 GEE Edmondson, 1300 W. Canfield, Detroit What: Parents and community members are invited to meet the new principal, see improvements to the school and learn how GEE Edmondson is re-energizing education at the school. Upcoming: Wednesday, July 20 at 6 p.m. — GEE White, 5161 Charles Street, will hold a Town Hall Meeting and barbecue Saturday, August 6 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. — EMAN Hamilton will hold a meet and greet. About Renaissance 2012 Following an extremely rigorous bidding and community

DPS-authorized Renaissance charters to hold Open Houses this week

The newly-selected operators for Detroit Public Schools’ five Renaissance charter schools will hold Open Houses this week, beginning today at the schools. Following an extremely rigorous bidding and community vetting process, conducted in partnership with the National Association of Charter School Authorizers, DPS last week announced the selection of three charter operators with proven records of raising student achievement to run five new charter schools beginning in fall 2011 under the district Renaissance 2012 plan. Open Houses: Monday June 13, 6 p.m.: Edmondson parents will have an opportunity to meet representatives of Global Education Excellence. Tuesday June 14, 2011, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.: Hamilton parents will have an opportunity to meet representatives of Educational and Management Networks. Tuesday June

Second round of residents receiving training to join new DPS-authorized charter schools boards

About 50 residents of the more than 200 who stepped forward to join new Detroit Public Schools-authorized charter school boards are attending a training session today at the DPS Welcome Center. The National Charter Schools Institute is providing three governance and leadership trainings for candidates who seek to be board members for one or more of the 45 Renaissance schools selected for possible transformation to DPS-authorized charter schools. The training, which is full to capacity, is today, Friday, May 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the DPS Welcome Center, Conference Room A, 3031 W. Grand Blvd. DPS soon will hold an additional training in June. Training includes: Roles and Responsibilities of a Charter School Board Mission Development and

First 50 residents to receive first-ever training Saturday to join new DPS-authorized charter schools boards

The first 50 residents of more than 200 who stepped forward to join new Detroit Public Schools-authorized charter school boards will attend a first-ever training for these positions in the city of Detroit, this Saturday at the DPS Welcome Center. The National Charter Schools Institute will provide the first of three governance and leadership trainings for candidates who seek to be board members for one or more of the 45 Renaissance schools selected for possible transformation to DPS-authorized charter schools. The first one-day training, which is full to capacity, will be on Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the DPS Welcome Center, 3031 W. Grand Blvd, for up to 50 candidates. Parking is free. Training will

DPS shows rapid progress with Renaissance 2012, filling to capacity its first board leadership training, conducting 67 charter operator site visits and more

The progress demonstrates DPS’ commitment to accountability as it works with nationally-recognized groups to convert up to 45 schools to district-authorized charters As three major signs of progress on Detroit Public Schools’ Renaissance 2012 plan, the district has filled its first board training workshops to capacity, generated enough interest to nearly fill a second and is scheduling a third, held a bidder conference drawing more than 70 organizations and today concludes the first of 67 walk-throughs for nine charter operators interested in transforming district schools into charters. In just three days since a leadership training date was announced, Detroit Public Schools has drawn nearly 100 people interested in being trained to serve on school boards for the charter schools the

National Charter Schools Institute to offer leadership training for DPS Renaissance schools board members

The district seeks up to 225 board members for DPS-authorized charter schools The National Charter Schools Institute will provide governance and leadership training for up to 225 candidates who seek to be board members for one or more of the 45 Renaissance schools selected for possible transformation to Detroit Public Schools-authorized charter schools. The first one-day training, which will be repeated, will be on Saturday April 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the DPS Welcome Center, 3031 W. Grand Blvd, for up to 50 candidates. Parking is free. Training will include: Roles and Responsibilities of a Charter School Board Mission Development and Assessment Educational Outcomes Board’s Role in Interpreting the Data Fiscal Stewardship and Fiduciary Responsibilities of the

DPS draws 70 organizations to Renaissance 2012 Bidders Conference for experienced, interested charter operators for up to 45 schools

Detroit Public Schools today drew more than 90 participants from 70 different local and national organizations to a DPS Renaissance 2012 Bidders Conference at Renaissance High School for experienced operators interested in chartering the 45 ‘Renaissance Schools’ selected for possible transformation to charter schools. The conference runs from 9-11 a.m. As part of the overall process, bidders may identify a school or schools they wish operate, or they may request to be matched to a school or schools by the District. The operator also may be asked to consider providing services to additional, substitute or alternate schools as identified by the district or be given conditional approval to operate a school in 2012. Emergency Manager Robert C. Bobb opened the

Nationally-experienced association, charter leader to guide Detroit Public Schools’ Renaissance 2012 plan

The National Association of Charter School Authorizers served in a similar role in the development of charter schools in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina Detroit Public Schools has engaged the national leader in charter school authorizing to work with DPS on the proposal and startup process for the DPS Renaissance Plan 2012, a transformative plan to engage proven charter school operators. Under an agreement announced today, the National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) will assist Detroit Public Schools’ Renaissance 2012 initiative as the district creates a competitive and rigorous RFP (Request for Proposal) process to seek schools that it will authorize as charters beginning in fall 2011 as part of DPS’ plan to create a portfolio of outstanding schools.

DPS to hold workshops for parents on Renaissance 2012 Plan

The Detroit Public Schools’ Parents Speakers Bureau will hold workshops beginning Tuesday for other parents and guardians at the district’s Parent Resource Centers to inform them about the DPS Renaissance 2012 plan. Consistent with DPS’ Deficit Elimination Plan, which calls for closing 40 schools, the district released a list of 32 schools that will be slated to close, 30 this school year and two next year. Eighteen of those have the opportunity to become charters and remain open as neighborhood schools. If not successful, they will close. DPS also named eight schools to be closed and consolidated with other schools and an additional list of 27 schools believed to be excellent candidates for charters under this process. The 45 ‘Renaissance

DPS presents Renaissance Plan 2012 to radically restructure academically-failing schools, significantly reduce operating costs under model to seek charter proposals for 41 schools

Contact: Steven Wasko at 313-873-4542; Cell: 313-212-5636; steven.wasko@detroitk12.org or Jennifer Mrozowski at 313-873-8401; Cell: 313-401-9018; jennifer.mrozowski@detroitk12.org Plan has significant advantages to school closings; EFM Bobb, finance team also present state budget proposal impact on DPS and long-term restructuring alternatives to current Deficit Elimination Plan The Detroit Public Schools Emergency Financial Manager Robert C. Bobb this morning presented the DPS Renaissance Plan 2012, a transformative plan to radically restructure academically-failing schools and significantly reduce operating costs by seeking proposals from local and national groups and charter school operators for 41 of the district’s 142 schools. These schools, including some high schools, currently enroll some 16,000 students and selected operators based on a competitive and rigorous RFP (Request for Proposals) process would