91.7 Ann Arbor/Detroit 104.1 Grand Rapids 91.3 Port Huron 89.7 Lansing 91.1 Flint
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Detroit Public Schools looking for new teachers

The Detroit Public Schools is hiring new teachers for the upcoming school year.

The district is hosting a teacher recruitment fair Wednesday at Renaissance High School.

The district is looking to fill 300 to 400 positions, says DPS spokeswoman Michelle Zdrodowski.

In its ongoing effort to cut costs, the district is offering more generous buyouts to some of its more highly-paid teachers.

“We believe that it’s going to be very attractive to some of our teachers,” Zdrodowski says. “And so we’re preparing for the vacancies that we believe might be available in the coming school year.”

Zdrodowski says DPS is also looking for more art teachers, as part of an ongoing initiative to boost arts programming. In the 2014-15 school year, “the goal is to expand it further, to include arts and music in all of our K-8 schools.”

Foreign language and special education teachers are also in high demand.

Sarah Cwiek joined Michigan Public in October 2009. As our Detroit reporter, she is helping us expand our coverage of the economy, politics, and culture in and around the city of Detroit.
Related Content