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Detroit Public Schools Community District
October 10, 2019
Detroit teacher could face discipline over alleged ‘racially demeaning’ slavery comments
The Detroit school district is investigating a parent's claim that a teacher made 'racially demeaning' comments during a class lesson.
October 7, 2019
Three possible ballot proposals in 2020 could have a big impact on Detroit schools, students
One of the potential school elections that could be on the ballot in 2020 is the renewal of a millage that helped the Detroit school district provide salary increases.
September 30, 2019
A pay boost and bonuses are on the way for many Detroit district employees
Among the Detroit school district employees expected to see a 3% boost in pay, and bonuses, are police officers and paraprofessionals.
September 27, 2019
Fighting bullying with kindness: Every student in the Detroit district will get weekly classes in respect, compassion
All of the roughly 50,000 students in the district will receive a weekly lesson on 10 virtues including “respect,” “compassion,” and “self-control.”
September 26, 2019
Detroit’s school board will revisit new public comment rules
The new public comment rules for Detroit school board meetings required registration, but some have long complained about the length of time they can speak.
September 25, 2019
How do you get kids to eat school lunch? The Detroit district will give food trucks a try.
Two food trucks will circulate between high schools in the Detroit Public Schools Community District, bringing students food that isn’t offered in the cafeteria.
Ready or not
September 18, 2019
‘I can do it’: How four Detroit students hope to make it through the formidable first year of college
Chalkbeat Detroit is following four Detroit high school grads to see how prepared they are for the challenges of college.
first day of school
September 3, 2019
The first day in Detroit: Cameras, cheers, and class rules that double as English lessons
Parents gathered outside the school Tuesday morning to grab one last photo and hug. Many were carrying tales of frustration with Detroit schools, as well as the hope that
Back to school
September 3, 2019
8 things you need to know about the new school year
It's the official first day of school in Michigan, and we have all the things you need to know about the coming school year.
Curriculum and instruction
August 30, 2019
Detroit district high schoolers will start school using a new curriculum aligned with state standards
The Detroit school district is rolling out a new curriculum for high schools with the expectation it will spur reform.
August 29, 2019
Detroit district test scores gain on Michigan’s, but there’s a long way to go
Michigan's largest school district is a bright spot in newly released state data.
August 28, 2019
After a year, drinking water is flowing again in Detroit district schools
The Detroit school district has installed more than 500 water hydration stations to ensure students drink water free of high levels of lead or copper.
safe at school
August 27, 2019
Vitti to ICE: Keep off school property
The new policy means federal immigration officials won't be allowed to enter Detroit district schools without a warrant.
August 21, 2019
As the new school year quickly approaches, schools in Detroit make final push to enroll students
The new school year officially begins Sept. 3 in Michigan, giving Detroit schools a little more than a week to enroll as many students as possible.
Leadership & Management
August 20, 2019
Q&A with Detroit schools chief Vitti: ‘Some doors … are opening up to what DPSCD can do.’
Detroit Superintendent Nikolai Vitti, in a wide-ranging interview with Chalkbeat Detroit, talked about facilities, curriculum, and his dream job.
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