Detroit Public Schools Community District

District taps COVID relief funds to support family-friendly Summer on the Block events, summer programming and door-to-door outreach
The Detroit board extended the tutoring contract with Beyond Basics, modified the student code of conduct and approved academic calendar.
Parents, former educators, and incumbents are among the candidates running for four open seats on the Detroit school board in the Nov. 8 general election.
The head of the Detroit teachers union said his members are fine with the lifting of the mandate, for now
Longtime literacy advocate Rachel Vitti left her position as a director with Beyond Basics in the wake of criticism from some education advocates
Their tour is spotlighting learning programs funded through federal COVID relief measures
Superintendent Nikolai Vitti faces questions on the district’s choices on tutoring programs
The board heard calls from teachers and members of the public for tighter safety standards in light of national and local incidents of weapons in schools and social media threats.
Expected hot weather prompted the Detroit Public Schools Community District’s superintendent to preemptively call for early dismissals Wednesday through Friday.
Switch to Black History 365 program is part of a broader reexamination of social studies materials
Chronic absenteeism and academic failure have prompted the Detroit school district to tighten enrollment standards for the coming school year.
The district appears to be doing much of what experts say is critical to the success of such programs. But can it be sustained?
Tuesday’s temperatures approached 90 degrees, prompting district officials to dismiss schools hours early as a majority of school buildings lack air conditioning.
Vitti recommends against metal detectors for all schools, citing concern about ‘prison type of environment’
Christian Young talks about how he brings current events into his lessons, and the advice that he holds on to.
The district will spend COVID relief funds to rebuild five schools, renovate buildings and reopen previously closed school buildings.
Superintendent Nikolai Vitti cited opposition among union members but signaled he would go ahead with lifting the mandate on July 1.
Earlier opening would allow more time to recruit students for enrollment ahead of Count Day, superintendent says
Detroit is one of the few school districts in Michigan requiring universal testing for all employees, students and contractors.
The teacher challenged the Detroit school district’s requirement that most teachers work in person, citing medical conditions that put her at risk of acute COVID-19.
The new policy, if approved by the board would requires all employees to disclose their COVID vaccine status.
Detroit is among the few remaining school districts in the state, along with Ann Arbor and Kalamazoo, that still have a mask requirement.
In recent years, students across the country have challenged their school dress codes, citing disparate impact on some students including sexist enforcement toward female students.
The district is investigating the death of a veteran school employee who intervened in a fight near Henry Ford High Thursday afternoon.
As the Detroit Public Schools Community District has committed to improving the program, families are finding that being enrolled in the district’s virtual school is not easy.
The Detroit school board addressed its vaccine mandate and compensation for its members at its Tuesday meeting.
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