News & Press Releases

School Board re-elects officers

Detroit Public Schools Community District’s School Board held an election of officers during its organizational meeting prior to the first school board meeting of the year, January 9, 2018 at Osborn High School. Led by Superintendent Vitti, a nomination was made to re-elect current school board president, Dr. Iris Taylor for the 2018-19 school year. All school board members voted unanimously. Immediately after her re-election, Dr. Taylor took over the meeting as remaining officers were nominated. The previous officers were also unanimously re-elected: Angelique Peterson-Mayberry, Vice President Sonya Mays, Treasurer Misha Stallworth, Secretary External Committees President Dr. Taylor appointed Member LaMar Lemmons to the Committee of the Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB). Secretary Misha Stallworth was appointed to the

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Academy of the Americas High School is closed due to no heat.

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Renaissance High and Jerry L. White Schools are closed due to a power outage. DTE has been notified.

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DPSCD to host Teacher Fair on January 18

DPSCD will host its first Teacher Recruitment Fair of the year to continue seeking qualified educators! Applications are being accepted for all positions but there is a critical need for the following areas: mathematics, elementary/middle, science/integrated science and special education. Submit an application today at detroitk12.org/employment and help make DPSCD the best school district in the nation! WHEN: Thursday, January 18 from 5 – 7 p.m. WHERE: Benjamin Carson High School of Science and Medicine

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Curriculum Connection Winter 2017/2018: A DPSCD Academic Sub-Committee Newsletter

DPSCD has released the Winter 2017-2018 edition of the Curriculum Connection, a DPSCD Academic Sub-Committee newsletter. Included, you will find a spotlight on the members of the sub-committee, meeting recaps, school news, academic initiative updates and more. This community piece will provide pertinent information of what is happening in the academic and curriculum world at DPSCD. Curriculum_Connection WINTER1718 (PDF)

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Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation Teacher Innovator Awards

The fourth year of The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation Teacher Innovator Awards has launched! The Henry Ford and Litton Entertainment are looking for teachers who demonstrate the habits of an innovator. Teachers who inspire their students to challenge the rules and take risks, who demonstrate how to be collaborative and empathetic, and teach the value of staying curious and learning from failure.

For more information, contact: TIA@thehenryford.org
Official Rules and nomination form
Nominations are due by February 28, 2018

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A night at the (Children’s) Museum

Dossin Elementary-Middle School students had quite the experience during the Detroit Children’s Museum’s “Night at the Museum” event. During the “Survival in the Biomes” themed activity, student teams were placed in various biomes via a simulated plane crash (all survived). The teams had to cooperate and collaborate to secure basic needs for survival. They were allowed to utilize technology and a map to search and secure the necessary items for their survival. The students discovered what existed within their biome and additional items while gaining a better understanding of the weather conditions. The culminating portion of the evening included each team sharing their experiences. “We will continue to provide these meaningful experiences for our children and families with a purpose

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