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Detroit Public Schools Community District
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$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.
March 26, 2019
In Detroit, a push to use African-American history and culture to help students succeed
African-centered schools like Paul Robeson Malcolm X made a Detroit a leader and spurred districts in other parts of the country to replicate the approach.
March 25, 2019
Detroit school named after Ben Carson would get a new name that evokes its Crockett history
The Detroit school board is expected to decide soon whether to approve a new name for the school named after Ben Carson.
March 22, 2019
Detroit students will get jump start on learning if the board agrees to begin classes in August
The Detroit district would join a growing number that start the school year before Labor Day.
March 14, 2019
Months into the adoption of a new curriculum in Detroit, teachers deal with growing pains — and victories
The Detroit school district adopted a new curriculum in math and language arts to better prepare students, but it's been challenging for teachers
March 13, 2019
The Detroit school district wants to attract new parents. A new free-standing Montessori school might help.
The new Montessori school would be housed in a school building the district is taking back from a charter school.
One to One
March 7, 2019
Laptops for everyone: How the Detroit district seeks to level the tech playing field
Not every Detroit student has access to technology at home. But they could have it at every K-8 school in the Detroit school district.
February 28, 2019
Some schools will get repairs but severe problems remain in Detroit district buildings
Nearly four dozen schools in Detroit's public school district will benefit from $9.7 million in facility repairs.
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