GOING to college? Heave a big sigh of relief. The ACT and SAT are behind you. Common App and college essays should be wrapping up for Early Action. Transcripts have been sent… WOO-HOO your high school career is winding down fast! There is nothing more you can do to improve your candidacy for the University […]


“I was fortunate to experience first-hand how we, as educators, parents, and community members, could function as ‘US’  — instead of  ‘US and THEM’” ~ Dr. Arina Bokas Oakland Schools: Arina, you are a local educator-innovator with a Clarkston-based magazine and cable TV show that promote learning – and now you’ve written a BOOK about your […]


by Dr. Julie McDaniel, Consultant, Student Safety and Well-Being Advanced Certified Trauma Practitioner and Trainer, Oakland Schools PARENTS AND SCHOOLS working together provide the united front necessary to reduce bullying. Both educators and parents have powerful online resources available to them; however, parents may not be aware of these resources or know how to access them. VIEW > Just […]

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The answer may be surprising because a child’s readiness for a smartphone is usually based on behavior only peripherally connected to the internet. Does he do his assigned chores? Does she get up for school on time? Do they only use the iPad for homework and educational games? A student’s maturity level does count for some of the […]


“FOR THE SECOND YEAR IN A ROW, the legislature in Lansing is attempting to fund private schools with taxpayer funds”… VIEW this 3 minute video with Oakland Schools Superintendent Dr. Wanda Cook-Robinson, and learn what you need to know! Video transcript: “Last year the attempt failed early in the House of Representatives. This year the […]


Daniel Alspach, a senior at Oakland Schools Technical Campus Northeast, pushed his chair away from his Computer Aided Design (CAD) of a car body, and gestured to the school’s new Afinia H800 3D printer. The image on his screen would emerge as solid car parts from the printer, enabling Daniel and his team to build a […]


Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in theaters around the world today, giving all of us on social media an opportunity to massively trend-jack the hype centering on this movie’s long-awaited premiere. “May The Force Be With You” – possibly the most powerful movie quote of modern time – has been waiting to re-emerge (along […]