Monthly Archives: September 2013

Oakland Schools

North Star: Partnering CFE with Biz for ‘Ultimate Outcome’!

“Welcome to Oakland Schools Technical Campus and Career Focused Education, where ‘Seeing is Believing’…”  Paul Galbenski, Dean, OSTC-NE KICK-OFF: On September 27, 2013, Oakland Schools Technical Campus-Northeast (OSTC) hosted the first Education and Business Community Partnership meeting in Pontiac. The partnership was created as an outgrowth of the OSTC ‘North Star’ guiding principle for its […]

Oakland County & the Civil War

LOCAL LESSONS: Oakland County and the Civil War

Students to learn about Civil War with NEW hands-on, local history lessons… “These lessons help students connect with their own local history, with real individuals who served in the Civil War. This curriculum requires students to grapple with primary source materials, the real stuff of history, instead of a textbook. It requires a student to […]

Oakland Schools

TOP 5 Problems in Mich Public Ed…plus 5 SOLUTIONS!

by Dr. Vickie Markavitch, Superintendent of Oakland Schools: THE PRIMARY PROBLEM facing public education is the legislated diversion of time, talent and resources to things that do not improve student learning – a reliance on silver bullet, bumper sticker, market-driven ‘reform’ ideas instead of focused, research-based hard work and effort. Specifically: 1) Merit Pay and […]