News & Press Releases

Academic and extra-curricular courses offered on Saturdays October through May

Open registration is September 30 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Mumford or Northwestern DPSCD students are invited to attend Saturday Schoolhouse in the D every Saturday from October 7, 2017 to May 5, 2018 at Mumford and Northwestern High Schools. The program, sponsored by UAW-Ford, will offer free academic and extra-curricular courses to youth ages 8 – 18. The courses will be held from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and will include free lunch. Academic and extra-curricular courses include: Robotics Swimming Mixed Martial Arts and Wrestling Sign Language SAT and Test Prep Photography Spanish Zumba, Dance and Theatre Chess Fashion Cooking And more!   See the photos below for the full list of courses at each location:  

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DPSCD partners with Sprint to provide students access to wireless

  Select freshmen will enjoy free internet to study any time any place DETROIT – September 22, 2017 – Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) announced participation in Sprint’s 1Million Project, a nationwide program designed to provide students with internet access  at home. Eligible DPSCD freshmen at 11 schools will receive access to 2,000 free wireless enabled smartphones to access the Khan Academy curriculum preloaded on the device. “This is another example of the district establishing a strategic partnership that helps the district fill a gap for our children. In this case we are narrowing the digital divide and introducing a new platform for learning beyond the classroom,” said Superintendent Dr. Nikolai P. Vitti. “There are far too many students

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Davis Aerospace at Golightly will have early dismissal at 1:15 p.m. due to a building problem. All Golightly CTC afternoon classes are canceled.

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DPSCD families and teachers gain a new resource to advocate and collaborate on behalf of students

School board approves districtwide PTAs for all schools Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) announced the reinstatement of Parent Teacher Associations (PTA) districtwide. This initiative will ensure families and students are empowered and engaged while the district works to rebuild and restore successful outcomes for all students. “As a district, we cannot improve without the direct engagement of our teachers and parents,” said Superintendent Dr. Nikolai Vitti. “Reinstating PTAs is a part of the district’s overall strategy to create an inclusive vision of reform at scale. The establishment of PTAs at each school will create a clear strategy to ensure teachers and parents are working closer together to advocate for our schools and children.” Designating the PTA as the primary

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Information regarding Cass Tech/Henry Street

Tonight marks the opening of Little Caesars Arena. Representatives from Cass Tech, DPSCD and DPSCD Police met with Olympia Entertainment to discuss how Henry Street will be used during Arena events. The concert schedule for this week is as follows: Tuesday, September 12 Wednesday, September 13 Friday, September 15 Saturday, September 16 On these evenings, Henry Street will be used for controlled access to vehicles through the parking lot. The gates on Henry Street will open at 30 minutes before the last song in the concert, or between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. The opening of this drive will allow the public to use this as a thoroughfare. However, these spaces will remain for the exclusive use of Cass Technical High School faculty. DPSCD

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Financial Review Commission approves DPSCD/DFT contract 

Today the FRC approved the 3-year teacher contract, finalizing the agreement between DPSCD and the DFT and increasing teacher salaries for the first time in a decade. The agreement had previously been ratified by the DFT and approved by the DPSCD board. The contract, which provides teachers with a 7 percent raise over the next two years, places an emphasis on increases for first year teachers and veteran teachers. In addition, the agreement increased the teacher steps from 10 to 15. “The salary increases associated with this agreement are far from what our teachers deserve,” said Dr. Nikolai Vitti, DPSCD Superintendent. “However, it will be rewarding to provide teachers a necessary increase to their salary as the first step in making teacher salaries whole

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Revitalized Randolph Career Technical Education Center readies for students September 5

Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) Superintendent Dr. Nikolai Vitti and DPSCD Board President Dr. Iris Taylor were joined by Mayor Mike Duggan and a host of other business and community leaders as they unveiled a newly improved Randolph Career Technical Education Center.   The center, which will serve hundreds of youths and adults seeking skilled trades training and career opportunities, underwent major renovations this summer. The improvements are part of a partnership between DPSCD, Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation (DESC), the City of Detroit and Mayor Mike Duggan’s Workforce Development Board that has raised $10 million in funding and in-kind contributions from an array of supporters for improvements to Randolph.   DPSCD is starting with a focus on traditional skilled

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