Dr. Nikolai Vitti confirmed as new DPSCD Superintendent

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Starts first 100 days with listening sessions and stakeholder meetings DETROIT – May 22, 2017 – Today, the Financial Review Commission approved a five-year contract with Dr. Nikolai Vitti as Detroit Public Schools Community District’s new superintendent. Dr. Vitti will take the helm of Michigan’s largest school district on Tuesday, May 23, assuming responsibility for more than 6,000 employees, 48,000 students and an annual fiscal budget of $660 million. “We are thrilled to work with Dr. Vitti on our journey to excellence,” said Dr. Iris Taylor, president of DPSCD’s Board of Education. “We are confident that his passion for students and families, his qualifications, and his previous experience make him uniquely positioned to be a change agent

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Special Board Meeting Tonight at Douglass Academy

The special board meeting will be held in the auditorium of Douglass Academy for Men, 2001 W. Warren, Detroit at 5:30 p.m.    

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Save the Date: Teacher Recruitment Fair May 23

The Human Resources departments is hosting DPSCD Day, a teacher recruitment fair, on Tuesday, May 23 from 4 – 8 p.m. at King High School. DPSCD is currently recruiting highly-qualified, dedicated and motivated educators to fill over 100 positions from music education to world languages to early childhood. On-the-spot conditional offers may be provided to qualified candidates. Please share this information with family and friends who are interested in a career at DPSCD! Candidates interested in employment with DPSCD are encouraged to visit our career center and complete an online application for the event >>> Job Seekers >>>Job Postings >>> Job ID: 291590 This event is for new applicants only. For more information, check out this flyer or call Human Resources

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Applications are now open for Camp Burt Shurly

Camp Burt Shurly offers an exciting residential summer camp experience to Detroit Public School Community District Title One students ages 8 to 12. Not only will your child learn lessons in reading, math and science; they will learn how to live in a community setting, meet new friends, learn new skills, spend their days immersed in nature and experience life away from home in a safe environment. The summer camp experience builds self-esteem, teaches communication skills, and creates leadership opportunities.  Students will swim, canoe, learn archery, and much more! Lives are enhanced at camp. Careers are born at camp. Lifelong friendships are kindled at camp. Register today to save your child’s spot! Kalonda Colson McDonald Detroit Public Schools Community District

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DPSCD and MDE Enters into Partnership Agreement to Improve Schools and Avoid Closures

DETROIT (April 27, 2017) – Detroit Public Schools Community District entered into a partnership agreement with the Michigan Department of Education and Wayne RESA to improve schools on the state’s priority list, including 16 DPSCD, as well as 8 EAA schools that are returning to DPSCD, and allow them to remain open. Earlier this year, the State School Reform Office identified low-performing schools across the state and recommended them for closure, including 24 DPSCD and EAA schools in the City of Detroit. Since then, DPSCD collaborated with elected leaders and community stake-holders to develop a plan to avoid closures, which would have a devastating effect on Detroit families and neighborhoods. This partnership agreement does just that. It requires DPSCD work

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DPSCD’s Breithaupt Career and Technical Center to Showcase Programs

CTE schools demonstrate career-readiness through cooking, designing, building and more Community members are invited to see how Detroit Public Schools Community District prepares students for a wide-range of technical careers at its CTE Fair from 5-7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 24, 2017 at Breithaupt Career and Technical Center. At the fair, DPSCD students will showcase 16 Career and Technical Education program offerings including automotive services, culinary arts, firefighting, graphic design and radio and television production. Students enrolled in CTE programs receive training and instruction using the latest industry technology like 3D printers, drones and more. The district offers four Career and Technical Centers to prepare students for college and career pathways. “This is an opportunity for our community to see

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