DPS Emergency Manager Roy Roberts announces 2012-2013 Action Plans: Increasing Quality Seats for Detroit School Children

Posted April 13, 2012

Detroit Public Schools Emergency Manager announced details of the new 2012-2013 Action Plans: Increasing Quality Seats for Detroit School Children. The plans are comprised of four key components, including: Implementation of citywide accountability and common assessments to define school success and create an “apples to apples” comparison for parents making school choices, and a clearly-defined practice to close programs and schools based on performance; A new cohort of Self-Governing schools where decisions about hiring, curriculum and budget will all be made at the school level; and an intensified focus on research-based practices and supports so that Centrally-Supported schools can begin to see real gains in student achievement; A reorganization of Central Administration to ensure accountability for performance through an enterprise model to provide services demanded by the district’s customers – its schools and other schools; Significant strategies to ensure ongoing financial stewardship, focusing on deficit elimination, operating within the district’s means, right-sizing to accommodate the current student population, and pursuit of revenue-generating opportunities.

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