CTE Legislative Day

Glenda PriceBlogs, Message from Dr. Price

Career and technical education has been receiving more attention in recent years as we expand our thinking about ensuring multiple options for career success. Many students are drawn to the skilled trades, technology, hospitality and tourism, and other options that do not require a four year college degree. Those students can find their career path at one of the Career … Read More

Spring is in the Air

Glenda PriceBlogs

Through the winter has been relatively mild, we anxiously look forward to spring and summer. We welcome the new growth of flowers, the longer, sunny days, and the outdoor activities that are so enjoyable. Thus, we look forward to another season of opportunity for DPS students to experience Camp Burt Shurly. Summer camp is about enjoying nature, group sports, getting … Read More

Preparing for Work

Raj SandhuBlogs, Message from Dr. Price

Intensify hands-on training and work experience for youth. That is one of five public priorities identified in a recent publication of the Center For Michigan. Their report entitled Getting to Work outlines the public’s agenda for improving career navigation, college affordability, and upward mobility in Michigan.   This report offers some sobering statistics. Note that: School counselors are outnumbered. There are … Read More

Imagining Your Future

Raj SandhuBlogs, Newsletters

Recently I had the pleasure of spending some time at Mackenzie School. Mackenzie is a kindergarten through eighth grade program located on the grounds of the former Mackenzie High School. Just as the students of Mackenzie High School were full of surprises, these students did not disappoint. I asked several of the current Mackenzie Stags, what do you want to … Read More

Onward to Fall

Raj SandhuBlogs, Message from Dr. Price, Newsletters

As September comes to a close, and fall is upon us, we look back on a very busy month.  September marked Labor Day celebrations, the opening of school, Grandparents Day, Patriot’s Day, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, the beginning of Fall, and Constitution Day.  Constitution Day is a day that we celebrate and honor the tenets of our constitution. It is … Read More

Why I Serve

Raj SandhuBlogs, Newsletters

As an active member of the DPS Foundation Board of Directors, a working professional, wife, and mother, I know how busy our lives can be. I also know how difficult it is for many parents to find the time and resources to take their children to the symphony, the theater, dance classes, music lessons, etc. Because I am fortunate to … Read More

A New School Year Begins

Raj SandhuBlogs, Message from Dr. Price, Newsletters

With summer drawing to a close, and schools opening across the community, there is an excitement in the air that always comes with new beginnings. Parents are shopping for school clothes; businesses and organizations are hosting backpack and supply giveaways; buildings are being cleaned, classrooms organized, football games scheduled, and bands rehearsing. It is easy to catch the spirit of … Read More


Raj SandhuBlogs, Message from Dr. Price, Newsletters

This is a great time to be in Detroit. There are many new opportunities emerging for entertainment, housing, social engagement, and employment. Young professionals are bringing new energy, ideas, and partnerships to the community. Students see large numbers of young entrepreneurs who are models of success. Options are continuing to evolve for social and economic advancement. The future looks bright. … Read More

Looking for a High School? You should consider Cass Tech.

Yesenia Roman-MurphyBlogs

Some people might ask “what makes Cass Tech better than any other DPS High School?” Well as a current junior at Cass Tech I should be able to provide you with any information that you need. Since I was about 10 years old I’ve been excited to go to high school and my choice would be to go to Cass … Read More