The Detroit Public Schools have a new interim superintendent appointed by state emergency manager Judge Stephen Rhodes.
Alycia Meriweather is now in charge of academics for DPS. Unlike a lot of previous top administrators, she’s actually from Detroit and a DPS graduate. She’s also a long-time Detroit teacher.
DPS has been closing schools, ending programs, losing students and losing money, a downward trend that has continued under the string of state-appointed emergency managers.
For teachers in Detroit, Meriweather says it’s been an exercise in creativity.