Author: Bernita Bradley

New Detroit school chief brings back a familiar face: Alycia Meriweather

Rochelle Riley shared some great news today about the future of DPSCD. Former Interim Superintendent Alycia Meriweather  announced as the first Deputy Superintendent for Detroit Public Schools Community District by Dr. Vitti. “I think she could have easily left the district and been a finalist elsewhere,” so it’s exciting that someone who led the district in difficult times — and…

IEP, It’s a Federal Document, So Why Are These Students Still Struggling to Receive Support?

It takes a lot for parents to finally get an IEP (Individualized Education Plan) or 504 plan for their child with disabilities. Meeting after meeting, test after test, and lists of forms that seem to ask the same questions over and over again. It’s endless! The annual IEP, crafted by Child Study Teams that include specialists and parents, can include…

No Notice, No Goodbyes: A Southfield School’s Abrupt Closing Strands 90 Detroit Families

More than a third of their students–36.7 percent, to be precise– were from Detroit. They crossed borders in search of something better, only to be walked out on by administration and teachers. The news reported today: After promising to keep the school open until the end of the school year Taylor International Charter School’s entire staff walked out. Needless to…