DPSCD superintendent lays out 3-year plan for Detroit schools

District sees uptick in enrollment

DETROIT – Enrollment in Detroit schools is up for the first time in 15 years.

Detroit Public Schools Community District Superintendent Dr. Nikolai Viti held a news conference Thursday to discuss his three-year plan for the new district.

Viti said the district’s new mission statement is “we educated every student, in every community, every day to build a stronger Detroit.”

“With all the new businesses opening up and coming to town and all the stadiums opening up, Detroit will never reach its full potential unless we get Detroit’s public educational system working and giving every student the most,” Viti said.

He said the principles guiding the new district are outstanding achievement, transformative culture, whole child commitment, exceptional talent and responsible stewardship.

“We’ve put in a lot of work and want to see that work continue and I don’t want to see it go by the wayside,” Detroit Teachers Union President Ivy Bailey said. “He’s reached out and we like his values.

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