Category: DPS

DPSCD Leaving The Charter Business Behind?

Superintendent Vitti was clear as he shared with The Detroit Freepress that he is uncomfortable staying with the old way DPSCD does business as a charter authorizer. However, “Vitti said there may also be value in continuing as an authorizer and setting the standard in the city for quality authorizing and oversight — and for the district playing an even…

16 Schools Will Open For Youth Summer Activities Monday July 10th

Now this is old school, that good old school. It’s the best news about Detroit education and city partnerships we’ve had in a long time. Mayor Duggan and Superintendent Vitti just changed the game for our young people.  They will offer fun activities, sports, and 2 meals a day. All focused on keeping our youth safe and off the streets…

Four Points Detroit Superintendent Vitti Should Focus on to Improve Detroit Schools

As Detroit Public Schools Community District Superintendent Dr. Nikolai Vitti unveils his plan to reinvigorate the school district, Detroit School Talk would like to see him focus on these five points: 1) Strong executive leadership 2) Parent empowerment 3) Telling the district’s story 4) Coordination with Detroit charter schools. First, it will be good to see if Dr. Vitti continues…

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…