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Tax Reform, the Common Good, and Public Education

Nikolai Vitti became Detroit’s public school superintendent last April. Last week in the Detroit News, Superintendent Vitti published what sounds radically counter cultural: a school district vision statement that leaves out charter schools, school choice, blaming and firing teachers, and any mention of test scores (though the Every Student Succeeds Act will require that Detroit keep on testing its students). 848 more words

Equity & Opportunity To Learn

City Year Detroit is Contributing To The DPSCD Revitalization

Jordan Brown, CBS 62/CW50 Intern

There’s a revamp happening now at the Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) and City Year Detroit is stepping in to assist with mentoring and learning development. 278 more words


Detroit Public Schools’ Student Scholars Prepare for Future in Detroit Zoo Program

This summer, the Eugene and Marcia Applebaum Family Foundation generously provided the opportunity for seven students from Detroit Public Schools to become part of the Applebaum Scholars Education Program. 335 more words

Detroit Zoo

DPS' stellar sports history

I spontaneously decided to invite 29 of my former star athletes and students and their wives to dinner in the Detroit Yacht Club’s Silver Cup Room on Saturday, August 5.   727 more words


Detroit Public Schools To Cut Students Exams By 50%

Nikolai Vitti, the Superintendent of the Detroit Public School disclosed that The Detroit Public Schools Community District is moving ahead with plans to cut the amount of testing students have to endure by 50%. 133 more words

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DPSCD Secretary Offers Good Customer Service and Motherly Love


It’s been 30 years since Lata’nya A. Littlejohn first assumed duties as a Detroit Public Schools Community District office clerk. She’s seen a lot.

“The students now are different than when I first started, said Littlejohn. 410 more words


16 New "Summer Fun Centers" Opened In Detroit On Monday

DETROIT (WWJ) – Detroit families now have more options when it comes to recreation centers in the city.

Thanks to a partnership between the City of Detroit and Detroit Public Schools, 16 empty school buildings were turned into… 187 more words