Join us for Slow Roll Aug. 21 at Southeastern High School

Detroit Public Schools Community District will host a Slow Roll ride on Monday, August 21 at 5:30 p.m. at Southeastern High School to welcome, support, celebrate new DPSCD families.

Pathways to Potential success coaches will be on site to collect new or gently-used uniform donations for DPSCD students to ensure their attendance in class every day. In exchange for uniform donations, individuals will be entered to a win a new Schwinn Bikes bicycle. Riders may also donate through the DPS Foundation donation website to be entered to win. www.dpsfdn.org/donate

In addition to the Slow Roll line-up of food trucks and vendors, DPSCD will showcase various programs. The student-led farm stands will sell fresh, organic produce grown at Drew Farm and the DPSCD PD Safe Routes to School program will seek pledges to be the Eyes & Ears of our communities. Slow Roll riders and community members are also invited to discover the unique programs and offerings at DPSCD and pre-enroll their children.

Monday, August 21, 2017

5:30 p.m. registration

6:30 p.m. start

Southeastern High School

3030 Fairview St. Detroit MI 48214 — at Southeastern High School (Michigan).

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Statement of American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten, AFT Michigan President David Hecker and Detroit Federation of Teachers President Ivy Bailey following an August 10 hearing in the Gary B. v. Snyder case, which focuses on literacy in and funding of Detroit schools:

“The pattern and practice of disinvestment in our schools is staggering and betrays our obligation to provide all children the well-resourced public schools they need and deserve. Thirty-six states are still spending less on public schools than they did before the Great Recession, and the city of Detroit offers the most striking evidence of what happens to children when we defund our schools.

“Detroit’s teachers are committed to doing everything they can to help the children of Detroit succeed, but we need investment in our children, our schools and our profession. We stand with the children and families bringing this suit because we can no longer tolerate unsafe and unhealthy learning conditions; outdated or nonexistent learning materials; and inadequate investment in the capacity, professional development, and recruitment and retention of Detroit’s teachers, while, at the same time, unaccountable charter schools drain even more resources from public schools. We are fighting for safe and healthy schools, learning conditions and materials that engage kids, and the training and support we need to improve our craft.

“The state created these poor learning conditions, and now Gov. Rick Snyder and Attorney General Bill Schuette are further abdicating their responsibility to the children of Detroit by moving to dismiss this case. All these children and families are asking for is what we owe all families—great, well-resourced public schools where parents want to send their kids, teachers want to teach, and children are engaged.”