Detroit Public Schools to hold informational sessions on Academic Plan

Steven Wasko at 313-873-4542,
or Kisha Verdusco at 313-873-4546,

Detroit Public Schools will hold a series of informational meetings for the community on the five-year Academic Plan for the district.

The new Detroit Public Schools Academic Plan significantly raises the bar for academic rigor at all levels and lays out a road map for change that will provide the children of Detroit with the education they need to compete in the global economy of the 21st century.

Members of the team of DPS leaders who designed the plan will be on hand to help parents and guardians understand the new programs that will be available and how they will impact their children’s education. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions.

The first meetings are scheduled for:

6-7 p.m. Monday March 29 in the cafeteria at Henry Ford High School, 20000 Evergreen Road

5:30-6:45 p.m. Tuesday March 30 in the auditorium at Cooley High School, 15055 Hubbell

6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday March 31 at Bagley Elementary School, 8100 Curtis

The rigorous curriculum in the plan includes, among other things:
– Access to Advanced Placement classes at every high school
– Expanding the number of students who have dual enrollment in college through partnerships with colleges and universities
– Expanding the time for reading and mathematics in pre-kindergarten to grade 8 to 120 minutes

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