Category School Funding

What do you want to know about the School Finance Research Collaborative?

The School Finance Research Collaborative is a group of business leaders and education experts who agree it’s time to change the way Michigan schools are funded. Oakland Schools is playing a crucial role in the Collaborative and we want everyone in our districts to understand what the Collaborative’s goals are for completing this endeavor. Read […]

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation awards $100,000 grant to study school funding in Michigan

The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation has awarded a $100,000 grant to the Oakland Schools Education Foundation, the fiscal sponsor for the School Finance Research Project. The project, currently underway, will help determine the true cost of educating a student in Michigan, regardless of income, location or other circumstances. The project is an initiative of the […]

Oakland Schools

PROPOSAL 1: Just the Facts

On May 5, 2015, Michigan voters will head to the polls to vote on Proposal 1- a statewide ballot initiative that will raise funds to improve Michigan’s roads and bridges, and schools.  Proposal 1 (2015-1) is a complex plan with a simple set of goals: 1. Pay down Michigan’s transportation debt 2. Fix structural problems with […]

The Politics of School Lunch

Getting children to eat a healthy meal is not as easy as simply putting salad on their lunch trays. Children turn to foods they are familiar with and have been raised to enjoy; when an 11 year old student has never tasted a carrot, you can dependably guess she won’t try a salad at school […]

Oakland Schools

The “Classrooms and KIDS” Budget: the only plan where ALL students win

from Dr. Vickie Markavitch, Superintendent of Oakland Schools *** “CLASSROOMS and KIDS” BUDGET UPDATE & CLARIFICATION, May 12: NET INCREASE: The foundation increase in the “Classrooms and Kids” proposal is a $250-$290 per pupil increase over last year’s foundation level.  Because the proposal collapses categorical funding into the per pupil foundation, the impact of that […]