Category: DPS

Education sucks on both sides of the fence here.

Mark Binelli’s article last Sunday in the New York TImes Magazine has me heated. We are tired of being everyone’s poster child without facts. People come and pick out pieces of our story and tell them to push their personal agendas. The fact is that we are flawed, we have messed up, and I can’t think of a person would…

BEST FIT SCHOOLS: DETROIT’S MURKY WATERS

So, this year my youngest daughter, Imani, turned sixteen and will be a Junior in High School. She is a gifted young lady and an eager student. At just four years old, Imani had already made her mind up to be a paleontologist, a scientist who studies fossil animals and plants.. Do I believe she will become a paleontologist? Of…

Detroit Teachers Get A Pay Raise

It’s been years since Detroit Public School teachers have seen a pay raise. Well looks like their desires have come true or has it? “The teacher’s union president says she approves the commissions decision but says 7 percent isn’t enough and isn’t what they deserve.” Check out WXYZ Detroits report which explains just how and when teachers will recieve the…

2017 Detroit State Of The Schools Address

Notices have been sent to families, community organizations and school leaders. 482Forward , an education organizing network in Detroit, will host a citywide State of Schools forum. Leaders of Detroit traditional and charter schools have been invited. The community organizers who’s moto is “Nothing About Us Without Us” are hosting the meeting with the expectations of hearing how our schools will…

DPSCD’s Making Payments And Signing Contracts

New and old business affairs are being taken care of just before the school year begins. Teachers will get a raise, old contracts will get paid and a collaboration well needed is targeted for Highland Park School District. Testing will also look different for students this year, “We looked at ways to dramatically reduce testing to create more time for…

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