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Oakland Schools

What’s Rhrong with Rhee’s Merit Pay ‘Solution’?

 “Where’s the MERIT in Merit Pay and Other Education Reforms?” An insightful PODCAST on Michelle Rhee’s favorite corporate-reform solution from Dr. Vickie Markavitch, Superintendent of Oakland Schools… CLICK on IMAGE Below to View Podcast “I just attended the Detroit Michigan Regional Policy Conference held on Mackinac Island.  A prime focus of the conference was education […]

TEACHER WARRIORS, One Year Later…

 It’s not something you DO, it’s who you ARE. Excited, idealistic, hopeful and nervous: Last May, I wrote about a new class of enthusiastic students graduating from the College of Education at Michigan State University. Not only were these men and women looking at a fifth-year teaching internship, they were walking into national edu-politics and […]

Judy Hauser: 21st Century Librarian @ Oakland Schools

Judy Hauser, author, database search specialist and information media consultant for Oakland Schools, was recently honored by Governor Snyder with a three year appointment to the Library of Michigan Board of Trustees. It was an unexpected honor for Judy, but one that fittingly crowns a career that veered down an unexpected cyber-path before most teachers […]

TEACHING Children about Sandy Hook

Resist the New Normal I am having a very difficult time dealing with the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School. I understand that my horror pales in comparison to what was, and forever will be experienced by the parents, students, teachers and first responders of Newtown, Connecticut…but I am a mom, and I am haunted. […]

Outstanding Teachers Say “It’s About the Students”

Winners of Oakland County Outstanding Teacher of the Year 2012 Amy Guzynski, Lamphere High School; Hugh Watters, Bloomfield Hills Middle School; Michael Medvinsky, Oakwood Elementary Oakland County Outstanding Teacher of the Year Awards Program, May 10, Waterford: After eloquent speeches from George Ehlert (Oakland Schools Board of Education), Ryan Bladzik (Oakland Schools Education Foundation) and […]

Help Wanted: TEACHER WARRIORS!

“Never has the field of education been more exciting and/or challenging!” – Donald E. Heller, Dean of MSU’s College of Education Yesterday, I watched as Michigan State University graduated 400 brand new teachers.  The brains, confidence and positive energy of the young adults washed over the thousands of spectators, and spilled up and over the […]