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Detroit Public Schools Community District
May 28, 2019
State board member: Michigan should side with Detroit students in ‘right to literacy’ lawsuit
An attorney for the state has argued that Michigan should no longer be a defendant in the right to literacy lawsuit.
May 24, 2019
As negotiations continue in Detroit, the district and teachers union differ on using reserve fund to pay for salary increases
The head of the Detroit Federation of Teachers many teachers are making less money today than they did a decade or more ago and he wants the district to boost their pay.
May 22, 2019
In the fight to improve attendance, the Detroit district will try using vans to pick up absent students
The Detroit school district is trying to combat data that shows 70 percent of students were chronically absent during the last school year.
May 14, 2019
As Detroit teachers demonstrate, they send a big message to leaders: ‘We want real raises.’
Members of the Detroit Federation of Teachers rallied outside a school board meeting to call for higher salaries.
May 14, 2019
After backlash from teachers, Detroit district backs away from controversial calendar
The Detroit district is moving away from a school year calendar that would have included an earlier start and more training for teachers.
May 10, 2019
New school leaders sought for 16 Detroit schools as principals retire, resign
New faces will be in the leadership role of more than a dozen Detroit schools.
April 29, 2019
Why the application process for Detroit’s selective K-8 schools started with the district
The Detroit school district changed the process for applying to any of the 10 selective elementary and middle schools.
April 18, 2019
$10 million later, this Detroit career technical center is ‘back into the light’
The $10 million investment in the Breithaupt Career Technical Center will help prepare students for high-demand jobs.
April 16, 2019
Detroit school board votes to close schools for Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr
The Detroit school district will be the latest in Michigan to include the observance of a Muslim holiday in its calendar.
April 12, 2019
State law requires merit pay for teachers, but Detroit teachers union will fight other attempts to pay some more than others
State law requires school districts in Michigan to include merit pay in the compensation system for teachers and administrators.
April 11, 2019
After years of state control and oversight, the Detroit school district is on a path toward financial independence
The Detroit school district has been under state control or oversight for much of the last two decades.
State of schools
April 10, 2019
Vitti: Some teachers, principals should get performance-based pay for improving achievement
Detroit Superintendent Nikolai Vitti touted district accomplishments and called for extra pay for some teachers and principals in a State of the Schools event Wednesday.
Connecting With Students
April 2, 2019
Long after the bell rings, this Detroit teacher works to change lives for the better
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer described Williams as an incredible educator who changes lives for the better.
March 29, 2019
Teachers nationwide can now look to Detroit for help adopting a demanding new literacy curriculum
Teachers in the Detroit school district have piloted materials that will now be used nationwide.
March 28, 2019
With contract talks in the works, Detroit’s school leaders look to raise pay for veteran teachers
Detroit school district leaders want to increase pay for teachers, particularly for those at the top of the pay scale.
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