Monthly Archives: March 2013

Opening the Door: Talking Truth about Teen Suicide

As a parent, I find myself in the surreal position of writing a blog post tragically initiated by the suicide of a local 8th-grader… Perhaps I shouldn’t be so surprised; according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), suicide is the third leading cause of death in the USA for those ages 15 to 24. […]

Oakland Schools

COMMON CORE: Curse or Cure? Oakland Schools Responds

View informative NEW PODCAST to hear about the benefits of the Michigan Common Core Standards. Presented by Dr. Michael Yocum, Executive Director of Learning Services, Oakland Schools, and Consultants Valerie Mills and Delia DeCourcy. An excerpt: “The nature of work in America has changed. But because education has not kept pace with these changes, a […]