Tag Archives: Detroit Public Schools

Getting to School in Detroit

Getting to School in Detroit

Sarah Winchell Lenhoff (Ph.D., Michigan State University) is an assistant professor of educational leadership and policy studies at Wayne State University. Her research focuses on education policy development and implementation; network-based school improvement; and school choice, with a special interest in Detroit. By Sarah Winchell Lenhoff The Michigan Department of Education recently released its annual… Read More »

When the DeVos Family Runs Detroit

When the DeVos Family Runs Detroit

By Tanner Delpier The Detroit Public Schools (DPS) have received a lot of attention over the last year, with the dual issues of poor academic performance and a looming financial crisis. Indeed, the attention has been warranted; test scores have remained abysmally low, and the district continues to face a $3.5 billion debt with a… Read More »

63 Candidates, 7 Seats: What’s at Stake for Detroit?

63 Candidates, 7 Seats: What’s at Stake for Detroit?

By Amy Auletto On November 8, Detroit voters will choose from 63 candidates to elect a new 7-seat Detroit Public Schools Community District Board of Education. This election cycle marks a major turning point for the district. On July 1, 2016, Detroit Public Schools split into two districts – Detroit Public Schools (DPS) and Detroit… Read More »

Amid Scandal and a Potential Break with the EAA, DPS has a Lesson to Learn

Amid Scandal and a Potential Break with the EAA, DPS has a Lesson to Learn

  By Kacy Martin More Mess in DPS: Principal Kickbacks The federal government uncovered an alleged $1 million kickback scheme that involved 12 Detroit Public School (DPS) principals, a district administrator, and a vendor on Tuesday. For the past 13 years, businessman Norman Shy has reportedly been paying bribes to principals and skimming money off… Read More »