Dearborn Public Schools

November, 2016

Michigan Department of Education – News Release

LANSING – Michigan’s move to become a national leader in literacy continues as the first meeting of the Governor’s PreK-12 Literacy Commission will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, December 5, in Room 426 of the Capitol Building. The commission was formed by Governor Rick Snyder through Executive Order 2016-18 to provide … Read more

Culturally Responsive Instruction: Understanding our Diverse Students

EL & Compensatory team members have been immersed in the Culturally Responsive Instruction series hosted by Wayne Resa.  The workshop sessions examine processes and tools that facilitate and support cultural competency at every level as well as practices to support higher achievement for all student groups.  As part of day three, our EL team facilitated … Read more

Empowering Educators through Cultural Competence

For all Dearborn Public school students to be taught well and achieve academically, educators need to understand and respond to the dynamics of culture in their school environment.  That is what the 3D Community teachers experienced in “Cultural Proficiency—Are we there yet?”. Teachers worked together on the Cultural Proficiency Continuum, Guiding Principles, and the Essential … Read more

The Role of ELD Specialists

The EL & Compensatory Education Department is committed to meeting the needs of all English Learners (ELs) across the district.  This commitment extends to supporting any student who struggles with language as a large body of research supports the view that language learning is influenced by many aspects of human experience and capability, including economic … Read more

Welcoming Visitors to Dearborn

On Wednesday, November 9, a team from East Noble, a district in northern Indiana visited Dearborn Public Schools to learn about the successful EL practices our district has in place.  The Indiana team was seeking a district with a large Arabic-speaking population (a new population to East Noble) that is “highly effective at all aspects … Read more

Wayne County Regional Enhancement Education Millage Proposal

  School districts in Wayne County have placed a proposal on the November 8th ballot to provide added funding for our schools. It is the “Regional Enhancement Millage Proposal.” If approved by the entire county, the 2 mil proposal will generate approximately $6.2 million from Dearborn but the District will receive $7.8 million in additional … Read more

Welcoming New Families

On November 2nd, the EL and Compensatory Education department hosted a district-level parent meeting for new families.  Transportation was provided from neighborhood schools to assist parents in attending the informational meeting. Committee members in attendance included Youssef Mosallam, Rose Aldubaily, Maylee Mosallam, Ameena Elder, Lila Amen, Margaret King-Ahmed, Rola Bazzi-Gates, Amged Monyiddin, Manar Kodamah, Wedad … Read more

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