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On the Rise Podcast
31 minutes | Dec 13, 2021
Episode 9: Navigating The Pandemic and Hopes for 2022
In this edition of DPSCD's On the Rise Podcast, Superintendent Dr. Nikolai Vitti discusses how the District will continue to navigate through the pandemic, address relationship building and trust, and his ultimate wish for students and staff as we bring this calendar year to a close. We are all in this together.
22 minutes | Oct 4, 2021
Episode 8: Transparent Use of Federal COVID Relief Funding
In this edition of DPSCD's On the Rise Podcast, Superintendent Dr. Nikolai Vitti discusses how the District is responsibly and transparently using one-time federal funding to address short-term concerns while also planning for long-term infrastructure improvements. Listen now!
15 minutes | Sep 14, 2021
Episode 7: DPSCD Vaccines and School Safety
DPSCD is proud to be a leader in COVID school safety protocols, thanks to our staff, students, and families for the part they play in prevention of the virus. In the latest On the Rise podcast, Superintendent Dr. Nikolai Vitti explains how everyone is doing their part to keep schools open; he also shares his excitement of seeing children back in action.
15 minutes | Sep 3, 2021
Episode 6: A Year of Recovery and Back-to-School Update from Dr. Vitti
During this episode, Dr. Vitti discusses new and expanded support resources for students and staff as well safety procedures in place (mandatory masks, testing, social distancing) along with incorporating fun into learning as students adjust to now being back in the classroom.
12 minutes | Mar 18, 2020
Episode 5: COVID-19 Update from Dr. Vitti
As a result of COVID-19, DPSCD Superintendent Dr. Nikolai Vitti discusses academic resources, homework hotline, schedule, staff guidance, and support such as Grab-N-Go breakfast and lunch made available to students during the mandated school closure.
36 minutes | Nov 1, 2019
Episode 4: Building a Foundation for Learning with 21st Century Facilities
DPSCD Superintendent Dr. Nikolai Vitti discusses the importance of maintaining and improving DPSCD facilities for current and future generations, and why this is important to the learning process.
36 minutes | May 7, 2019
Episode 3: Beyond Appreciation: Empowering Detroit's Teachers
Join Dr. Vitti, Superintendent, Detroit Public Schools Community District, as he discusses the importance of teachers in Detroit and the profession. Dr. Vitti speaks about establishing a teacher residency program, improving professional development opportunities, and providing state-of-the-art resources and tools to ensure the profession is an equitable career. He values teachers as the most important members within the District because of the direct impact they have on children.
25 minutes | Feb 15, 2019
Episode 2: Let's Read!
Join Dr. Nikolai Vitti, Superintendent, Detroit Public Schools Community District, as he discusses the new Let’s Read initiative that focuses on student literacy and improving reading skills through community engagement. Designed to support struggling readers in grades K-3, Dr. Vitti shares how Let’s Read volunteers will collaborate closely with teachers and help students by reading with small groups and coordinating literacy exercises that strengthen reading skills.
31 minutes | Nov 14, 2018
Episode 1: Unpacking the A-F Scorecard
Join Dr. Nikolai Vitti, Superintendent, Detroit Public Schools Community District, as he unpacks the Community Education Commission’s draft A-F Scorecard model to be used in Detroit as mandated through the State Legislature. Superintendent Vitti takes us behind the scenes to discuss the scorecard development process, to explain what it will mean for DPSCD and how the District can leverage the model to make adjustments that will support schools, teachers, and families.
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