Tag Archives: Academics

Join us in the celebration of World Read Aloud Day

Since 2012, Detroit has joined people all over the world to advocate for literacy for everyone. Join DPSCD and LitWorld as we celebrate World Read Aloud Day (WRAD) 2018 on Thursday, February 1. Help spread the word that literacy is a human right. This year, Detroit LitClub members will lead this celebration by creating reading crowns and reading aloud to younger students in their buildings. Clifford the Big Red Dog and Corduroy will visit several Detroit LitClub schools. Below is a link to LitWorld’s World Read Aloud Day page where you can register and download activity suggestions for this important event: http://www.litworld.org/wrad/

Examination High Schools Application Deadline Extended to Friday, Feb 16

For the 2018-2019 school year, the high school examination application deadline has been extended to Friday, February 16, 2018 to ensure flexibility and opportunity are extended to all DPSCD eighth-grade students. Please note that the exam is an online high school placement test. Students with IEPs and accommodations may take the print edition of the test.  Any student or parent may request a print edition of the test as well. If students do not apply for an exam school, the high school placement test will still be used by high school counselors and administrative staff for student placement. You may also access this information on the Examination High School Page.  Students who complete the application process will be notified of the outcome by the week of March 26, 2018. 7 Successful Steps

Curriculum Connection Winter 2017/2018: A DPSCD Academic Sub-Committee Newsletter

DPSCD has released the Winter 2017-2018 edition of the Curriculum Connection, a DPSCD Academic Sub-Committee newsletter. Included, you will find a spotlight on the members of the sub-committee, meeting recaps, school news, academic initiative updates and more. This community piece will provide pertinent information of what is happening in the academic and curriculum world at DPSCD. Curriculum_Connection WINTER1718 (PDF)

Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation Teacher Innovator Awards

The fourth year of The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation Teacher Innovator Awards has launched! The Henry Ford and Litton Entertainment are looking for teachers who demonstrate the habits of an innovator. Teachers who inspire their students to challenge the rules and take risks, who demonstrate how to be collaborative and empathetic, and teach the value of staying curious and learning from failure.

For more information, contact: TIA@thehenryford.org
Official Rules and nomination form
Nominations are due by February 28, 2018

M-Step prep for 5th and 8th grade scientists

Registration is now open for the Michigan Science Center M-STEP Test Prep program for students in grades 5 and 8. Students will engage in interactive Earth, Life, and Physical Science sessions aligned with science standards. The 5th grade program includes the Planetarium, Sparks Theater, Life Science Live and Exhibit Exploration and the 8th grade program consists of Mysteries of the Unseen World IMAX, Planetarium, Life Science Live and the Exhibit Exploration. Pass this along to your students to reserve their spot today! http://www.mi-sci.org/educators/mstep-prep-days/  

Munger Leads When Munger Reads Early Childhood and Early Literacy Program Pilot to Kick off in January 2018

New Hybrid Literacy Program is a collaboration of local, regional and state-wide partners and resources – more than $20,000 donated to start program. DETROIT – December 19, 2017 – Detroit Public Schools Community District’s Munger Elementary-Middle School and community partners are launching a pilot program for families and students to address early childhood challenges with resources ranging from prenatal care to critical developmental tools for children ages 0 to 3, and preschoolers through third grade – with an ultimate goal of increasing literacy proficiency. “This is a great opportunity to provide professional development for teachers and support services team members to increase reading comprehension and proficiency. This program is for families and students, we are certain to unlock students’ full

DPSCD Unveils Long-Term Plan for Academic Success

Plan provides framework for academic turnaround of Michigan’s largest school district DETROIT (Nov. 4, 2016) – Detroit Public Schools Community District’s Interim Superintendent Alycia Meriweather, Transition Manager Steven Rhodes and the Academic Advisory Council announce the unveiling of the district’s long-term academic plan designed to significantly improve the student performance of Michigan’s largest school district. “It’s gratifying to see the work of the last several months come to fruition. This is a fresh start for DPSCD.  With local control being restored, the realization of financial stability and a new ground breaking academic plan, we believe the district is on track for a major turnaround,” said Rhodes. The Academic Advisory Council was comprised of 160 DPSCD students, parents, teachers, principals, community

DPS continues to stabilize enrollment trends: Fall-to-Winter loss rates improve year-over-year data indicates the best improvement in four years

Winter Count recorded an increase in the number of students in elementary-middle schools –  with 44 additional students For the second time in the 2015-2016 school year, Detroit Public Schools (DPS) has exceeded projected enrollment targets. The District closed the gap this school year with a loss of approximately 505 students, which represents the smallest change in enrollment from fall to winter since the 2012-2013 school year. Since that time the average student loss for this time period has been 646 pupils. Further, the District recorded an actual increase of 44 students in the number of pupils in elementary-middle school grades in the winter count. Overall, 29 neighborhood elementary-middle schools recorded more students this semester than in the fall. Twice

Attention Non-Resident Students: The Detroit Public Schools may now enroll non-resident students

The Detroit Public Schools may now enroll non-resident students under Section 105 and 105c of the State School Aid Act (MCL 388.1705c[19]).  Applications for non-resident student enrollments will be taken at the School of Choice (Cass, Renaissance, M.L. King and Detroit School of Arts are excluded) or in the Student Services and Data Management Complex located in the South Wing of Frederick Douglass Academy until Friday, September 6, 2013, Monday through Thursday, during the hours of 8:30 am to 2:30 pm. Per State Law, there are no exceptions until the next enrollment deadline in the second semester, Friday, January 24, 2014. Non-residents enrollment flier Features: No cost for the School of Choice program No transportation is provided Students can remain in Detroit, if

DPS students enjoy math and engineering summer camps!

The DPS Office of Mathematics Education has partnered with West Point Academy, National Association of Black Engineers, and University of Detroit Mercy to bring several STEM Summer camps together.