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Detroit Public Schools Community District
August 6, 2019
Detroit commission publishes new parent guide to city schools. But parents will have to wait for academic info.
A guide produced by Mayor Mike Duggan's education commission provides parents with useful information about city schools, though they'll have to wait for academic info.
Boosting Fine Arts
July 31, 2019
How do you boost arts in the Detroit district? More teachers, better curriculum, earlier student exposure
The Detroit school district's fine arts plan includes an effort to boost enrollment and programming at Detroit School of Arts.
July 17, 2019
Detroit schools get creative to fill teacher vacancies
There's less than two months before the school year begins, and Detroit school leaders are searching for ways to fill their classrooms with dedicated teachers.
July 10, 2019
Detroit district schools could get more flexibility in meting out student discipline
Detroit school officials say a revamp of the student code of conduct last year was successful, but changes are needed to address concerns that have been raised.
July 9, 2019
Detroit officials hope their new initiative for gifted children avoids equity issues that plague other cities
The Detroit school district is working to change its approach to identifying and teaching gifted children.
July 8, 2019
New high school at Marygrove reaching students attending schools outside the Detroit district
The new high school on the campus of Marygrove College is attracting some students who've previously sought other educational options.
July 1, 2019
Early data from the Detroit district show push to improve attendance is starting to pay off
Chronic absenteeism remains a major problem in the Detroit school district, but officials are encouraged by a decline in the number of students missing class.
New hope for an old school?
June 20, 2019
Auto company investment brings promise — and yet another change — to a Detroit high school
The history of Detroit's Southeastern High School has mirrored the rise — and long, hard fall — of its near east side neighborhood. It is now on the cusp of change.
June 18, 2019
Teachers in the Detroit district’s hardest-to-staff schools will get $3,000 bonus under new agreement
The agreement between the Detroit school district and the union that represents teachers has details that will aid in the recruitment and retention of teachers
What you learned
June 12, 2019
Detroit students, parents and educators: Tell us what you learned this school year
Tell us the most important lesson you’ve learned this year.
June 11, 2019
A pay boost is on the way for Detroit teachers after contentious negotiations make way for tentative pact
A tentative agreement will bring salary increases to teachers across the Detroit school district.
How I Teach
June 10, 2019
‘I still love it.’ Why the Detroit district’s top teacher for 2019 still has passion after four decades as an educator.
Imelya Eberhardt-Ellison, a third grade teacher at Bagley Elementary School of Journalism and Technology, was named the top teacher for 2019 in the Detroit school distric
June 6, 2019
Detroit’s historic Kettering High School property could get new life housing auto suppliers for new Jeep plant
The Kettering High School property could be used to house auto suppliers.
June 4, 2019
Detroit district looks to add more schools to mayor’s bus program
A bus route that was designed to draw Detroit students attending suburban schools back into the city is likely to expand for its second year.
Third Grade Reading
June 3, 2019
As the school year winds down, a look at how Michigan’s third grade reading law will impact Detroit schools
Michigan law requires that beginning with the next school year, schools must hold back third graders who are a year or more behind grade level in reading.
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