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

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

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

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

Summer Solstice

Yesenia Roman-MurphyBlogs, Message from Dr. Price, Newsletters

One of the things that make this June bittersweet, is the transition of the Grow Up Great Initiative into a different form. We have been fortunate to have five years of major funding from PNC Bank to conduct a professional development program for early childhood teachers, along with support for classroom materials, out of class experiences for our youngest learners, … Read More

”Failure to plan, is planning to fail”

Yesenia Roman-MurphyBlogs, Message from Dr. Price

We have often heard the phrase “failure to plan, is planning to fail”. With that in mind, an recognizing that the opportunities to support DPS students are vast, the staff and board of the Foundation developed a plan to increase the probability of having a positive impact on the academic achievement of  students. This plan has served us well and … Read More

March is… by Dr. Glenda Price

Yesenia Roman-MurphyBlogs, Message from Dr. Price

March is Reading Month, Women’s History Month and the month in which we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.  This confluence of special celebration caused me to think about the women writers that I know of Irish ancestry.  Unfortunately, too few names came to mind.  I know Maeve Binchy, Emma Donoghue, Patricia Lynch, and Flannery O’Conner.  Because this list is far too … Read More

We Begin Anew

Yesenia Roman-MurphyBlogs, Message from Dr. Price

With the beginning of each new year, we have the opportunity to begin anew. We are given the gift of anticipation for a year better than the last, the expectation of fulfilling our dreams, and the excitement that comes with new paths to travel. We begin 2015 with gratitude for all the donors who gave during 2014. The students of … Read More

Happy Holidays

Yesenia Roman-MurphyBlogs, Message from Dr. Price

This year our holiday period is predicted to be a winter wonderland.  We will enjoy crisp days, snow on the trees, and warmth in our interactions.  This is a time of thanksgiving, gift giving, family and friend gatherings and joyful occasions.  Here at the DPS Foundation this is a time of reflection, as well as a time of anticipation. We … Read More