Category Oakland Schools

Kindergarten Ready, Set, Go!

In the next few weeks, many children will be starting kindergarten. In fact, some already have! Here are some tips from Oakland Schools’ Early Childhood expert on this important transition. How can you help your child be ready to make the most of his or her kindergarten experience? Talk, talk, talk – children need to […]

Oakland Schools’ Scholarships for Success Gala Dinner raises over $90,000 for career tech students

The second annual Oakland Schools’ Scholarships for Success Gala Dinner raised $91,000, which will be used to help current Oakland Schools Technical Campus students to attend college, trade school or participate in an apprenticeship. “These scholarships provide life-changing opportunities for the recipients,” said Oakland Schools’ Superintendent Dr. Wanda Cook-Robinson. “I am happy to see so […]

Retirees Teach Skilled Trades in their Second Careers

Last week, three Oakland Schools Technical Campus teachers were featured in General Motors’ GM Retiree Update. Read more about how these men have used their real-world careers to inspire today’s youth. There’s a significant shortage of skilled tradespeople in Michigan to work in emerging industries like advanced manufacturing, but four GM retirees are helping tackle […]

The best of Oakland Schools’ educators recognized

On April 30, 66 teachers were honored by Oakland Schools and the Oakland Schools Education Foundation (OSEF) for being nominated as an Oakland County Outstanding Teacher of the Year. Annually, the Oakland Schools Education Foundation encourages Oakland County school districts to nominate educators for Teacher of the Year. The nominees are then screened by a […]

Oakland Schools’ Bob Moore named as Business Official of the Year

Moore first business person in Michigan to receive two back-to-back awards from MSBO Robert Moore, deputy superintendent of Finance & Operations for Oakland Schools, has recently been honored with the 2018 School Business Official of the Year Award from the 3,000-member Michigan School Business Officials (MSBO), a nonprofit corporation which works to serve many interests […]

Oakland Schools marks Autism Awareness Month

Chances are, you know someone with autism or know of someone whose life includes someone with autism. Almost every week, some sort of news story about autism reaches us while researchers devote countless hours and millions of dollars into studying the cause(s) of this complex disability. April is National Autism Awareness Month, a great opportunity […]

International TESOL educators and administrators visit Oakland Schools

On Friday, March 23, Oakland Schools and Michigan Teachers of English to Speakers of other Languages (MITESOL) welcomed a delegation of 10 international educators and administrators representing various educational institutions from China, Russia, Angola, Botswana, Djibouti, and Rwanda. The delegation, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and hosted by Global Ties Detroit, is in […]