Category: DPS

Detroit Public Schools Unveils New Strategic Plan. Will It Take More Than 3 Years?

The Detroit Public School Community District’s superintendent, Dr. Nikolai Vitti unveiled the district’s 3 year plan last month. It is clear Dr. Vitti is focused on including and empowering parents, servicing students and including the community as partners in Detroit’s education revamp. I had the privilege to be a part of today’s launching of DPSCD’s Parent Academy initiative. It was…

Detroit’s State of the Schools

Detroit School Talk was present at Detroit’s very first parent driven State of the Schools  sponsored by 482Forward. We asked parents, community leaders, teachers and students “What are your thoughts about tonight’s  event?” The responses were mixed, some felt an open and honest conversation was refreshing. Others hoped for more and thought it mimicked the same old battle of Charter Vs. Traditional…

Detroit Public Schools, Why This Parent Returned

Allen has a 3.8 GPA and his twin sister Allison has a 4.0. They can explain to you from a scientific perspective why they are not identical twins and why she stands almost a foot taller. At any given moment you can find them discussing forensic science or how to build a computer program system. Yeah, it takes a lot…

Know A Great DPSCD Teacher? Nominate Them!

Detroit Public Schools has some great teachers and want you to nominate them. The Michigan Department of Education needs your help to identify the next Michigan Teacher of the Year (MTOY). We know there are amazing, dedicated teachers in DPSCD – nominate one today! Nominations will be accepted through October 20. To be eligible, a teacher must: Have a valid…

Detroit Needs Full Time Teachers, Could Subs Be The Answer?

Last year my daughter had a substitute teacher in science class for almost 4 months. The original teacher became ill and the school decided to replace her with the gym teacher. He knew nothing about science. The same teacher became the Spanish sub when that teacher left the school during the third quarter. My daughter shared with me that the…

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