Investments in our enabling conditions portfolio support Detroit’s education ecosystem. Funding supports partnerships, policies and actions that enable quality schools and educators to thrive.

Current Enabling Conditions Investments

Community Education Commission – School Quality Rating System

DCF is serving as a major funder and lead advisor of Mayor Duggan’s newly created Community Education Commission, to produce school reports and a school quality rating system. The rating system will provide an easy to understand rating of all Detroit Public Schools, to help parents identify the quality schools in Detroit, and will also provide a common language for communicating school quality to parents, funding bodies, and community members about the academic performance of individual schools.

Harvard Strategic Data Fellows

Detroit Children’s Fund will fund the Harvard Strategic Data Fellow Program to address DPSCD’s broken data infrastructure and strategy. The grant enabled a build-out of a dynamic data team for DPSCD including (1) agency fellow and (2) data fellows. This team will address the core set of the district’s data needs, including updating old data and developing a strong data strategy, to ensure that the district has reliable data to improve student outcomes.