Detroit Public Schools Community District

The teachers sneaked into the shuttered school before it was to be demolished. Now the piece is on display in a museum.

Two other district staffers also lost their jobs: One for bringing a loaded gun on district property, and the other for assaulting a student.

DPSCD officials will share final recommendations with the school board by next year.

Jamarria Hall remains engaged in the fight to improve schools: ‘​​I want to change education,’ he says. ‘If you look at the last century, education has not changed at all.’

The event was invitation-only, and a video will be available at a later date.

Officials say the proposal is meant to ease the disruption that results when families switch schools midyear.

Anna Mayotte, a fifth grade English teacher at Gardner Elementary School, shares how she improves and promotes literacy in her classroom.

One board member who voted no had previously questioned why a Black-owned contractor wasn’t considered for the demolition work.

DPSCD has been in negotiations since March with a union representing support staff.

A Foch graduate from the 1960s recalls the cooking and sewing classes, and young love.

Detroit and suburban charter schools that enroll large numbers of city students have overall seen a bigger enrollment drop than Detroit district schools.

Vitti is already looking ahead to next year’s contract and the need to retain mid-career teachers.

Attendance rate slips, too, due in part to heat-related dismissals. ‘This week will give a better indicator,’ Superintendent Vitti says.

Detroit Public Schools Community District focused on one-time items that would help students get back in the classroom, and address infrastructure needs.

‘When students who have untreated behavioral health issues do not receive support and intervention, they find other ways of dealing with those feelings,’ said Alycia Meriweather, deputy superintendent for the Detroit school district.

Results are beginning to climb back above pre-pandemic levels.

In Detroit, students returned to applause and new backpacks at Fisher Magnet Academy, while Frederick Douglass Academy students returned to a new building.