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Chronic absentee an issue across DPSCD schools

Determined to improve chronic absenteeism across DPSCD schools, Dr. Nikola Viti promotes the Blueprint 2020 plan by creating an intervention plan for Communication and Media Arts High School. At CMA high school, being absent 18 days (10%) or more in a school year is considered to be chronically absent.



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Filmmaker Bruce Harper talks about 'Summer '67'

Detroit School of Arts very own teen radio talk show "Can You Relate," produced and hosted by Kandi Alexander, who had the privilege of interviewing Bruce Harper, director of "Summer ‘67." This documentary is based on “the 43 lives that were lost during the 1967 rebellion," a tribute to the 50th anniversary. The documentary was originally supposed to revolved around the rebellion itself but Harper being a “Detroit supporter” did not want to encourage or create a "Detroit-bashing story.” So while looking for a different approach, he learned from a friend of his, Joe Spencer, that 43 lives were lost during the rebellion.




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Is Your Community Safe?

The city of Detroit is known as the most dangerous city America. According to the FBI data collected recently, Detroit saw a 15% increase in crime in 2016.




CMA underclassmen explore the wonderful world of technology through a smartphone.
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Sprint's 1Million Projects puts smartphones in the hands of CMA freshmen

With the goal of eliminating the “Homework Gap” for low-income students, Sprint and the Sprint Foundation partnered to support 1 million high school students by offering them free smartphones, tablets, or hotspot devices. On Sept. 22, Sprint awarded Communication and Media Arts High School's freshman class with Samsung Galaxy J3 Emerge smartphones. 


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Count us in! Count us up!

Communication and Media Arts High School had one of its most successful Count Days with an overall 99.9 percent of students in attendance.





Freshmen Malik Smith, Damond Jackson, De’Ontea Owens, Hezekiah Green, and Jaisean Griffin applauding after reciting the Frederick Douglass creed with LTC Jefferson raising his fist in support.
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Living History: Frederick Douglass students meet and talk with former Prisoner of War

U.S. Army Air Corps Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Jefferson, with tears in his eyes, raised his fist in the air, the 9th grade students at Frederick Douglass Academy for Young Men said the creed. In unison, the students recited “[...] honorable young men of integrity filled with potential and endless possibilities [...] we will meet and exceed the expectations of those who came before us.


HENRY FORD

Student leaders meet with new superintendent

Student Leaders Meet with Superintendent Meeting by Demarco Carridine Senior Ameer Harris represented Henry Ford High School in a special session with Detroit Public School Community District’s Superintendent Nikkoli Vitti on October 24, 2017.  Student leaders were selected from various schools throughout the district to attend as Vitti shared “Blueprint 2020" -- a strategic plan for rebuilding Detroit Public Schools. Harris and other students engaged in a meaningful dialogue with Vitti to share thoughts and concerns about DPSCD.







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