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ESE continues to increase Parental Engagement with the current expansion of our Parent Advisory Committee. The goal is to empower parents with information and a structured body to support and provide consistent feedback to DPSCD Administrations. For details on joining as a parent of a student with an IEP in DPSCD, please email  

Teacher Spotlight: The Michigan Art Education Association (MAEA), founded in 1949, has provided an exemplary networking opportunity and collegial support for visual art educators throughout Michigan. In 1964 the MAEA initiated their Art Educator of the Year awards. This year’s winner was chosen due to his commitment to our students, excellence, and service in art education. Mr. Illya (ILL-YUH) Tolbert of Bates Academy was selected as the 2022 Michigan Art Education Association’s Art Educator of the Year. 

School Spotlight: The Academy of the Americas hosted Latin Grammy artists and received musical instruments for students. Read more. And check out some of the extensive coverage in the media!  

New Student Board of Education Members: Two new student Board members participated in their first board meeting as representatives of the District’s student body. Please help us congratulate and welcome Lauren Hatten, a senior at Cass Technical High School and Amara Small, a junior at The School of Marygrove. In addition, Makyla Burise, a senior at Northwestern, will serve as the Alternate Student Representative.  

Parent Academy This Week: Parent Academy workshops this week include a session on Creating a College Team for Your Child as well as Gifted and Talented (G.A.T.E.) to help you identify the unique characteristics and needs of gifted, talented and twice-exceptional students. Please join us in a Parent Academy workshop this week! Register at:

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