Detroit Public Schools is announcing registration opportunities for a new Fast Track to Employment Course as part of the district’s Parent University, which launches today, Monday, March 10. Parents who enroll and complete the coursework have an opportunity to be employed as a School Garden Attendant or Food Service Assistant upon acceptance and completion of training. Initial registration [Read more…]
DPS strategic initiative adds after-school, Saturday enrichment to hundreds of kids’ lives Note: The K-8 Sports feature will replace this week’s School of the Week story. On the football and soccer fields behind Bates Academy on a late Monday afternoon in October — and on a recent wintry Saturday afternoon inside the Mackenzie Elementary-Middle School gymnasium, and on countless other [Read more…]
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 [Read more…]
There's never been a better time for businesses, alumni, community members and everyone concerned with public education to partner with Detroit Public Schools. With a rigorous new five-year academic plan in place and new instructional strategies and a stronger curriculum in every classroom, major worldwide corporations and alumni of local schools are stepping forward to volunteer, contribute and pledge human resources, talent, technology and monetary gifts.