The Michigan Department of Education recently recognized Oakland Schools Technical Campus Northeast (OSTC-NE) in Pontiac for its exemplary Engineering and Emerging Technologies (EET) cluster with a 2019 Career and College Readiness Initiative Excellence in Practice Award. “To have the EET program at Northeast honored by the Michigan Department of Education as one of the best […]

Many local students attend Oakland Schools Technical Campuses (OSTC) not just because they have an interest in a skilled trade, but because of the opportunities OSTC provides them. Mikayla Specci’s recent success is a testament to that experience. A 17-year-old senior at Troy Athens High School, Specci is a student in the Construction cluster at […]

Oakland Schools is known throughout the state as the intermediate school district many model themselves after. But in order to remain a leader, Oakland Schools’ administration must constantly evaluate the services and guidance we offer to districts to ensure the most current educational trends and teachings are demonstrated locally. About two years ago, administrators decided […]

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day honors one of our nation’s greatest civil rights leaders by deeming it a Day of Service with the goal of empowering individuals to work together to build stronger communities. Many local districts in Oakland Schools are participating through a variety of events: Berkley and Royal Oak Day of Service 7:45 […]

To say technology is a core aspect of how students learn today in the classroom is an understatement. Gone are the days of ditto sheets, chalkboards and overhead projectors. IPads, Smartboards and cell phone apps are now the common methods teachers use to educate students. At Oakland Schools, there is a group of seven individuals […]

Oakland Schools’ Superintendent Dr. Wanda Cook-Robinson is a finalist for the Women in School Leadership Award, a national recognition given out annually by the American Association of School Administrators (AASA). “I am beyond thrilled to be a finalist for this award,” said Dr. Cook-Robinson. “AASA’s mission of recognizing women leaders is an important one and […]

Oakland Schools works to build strong district leaders Oakland Schools is often thought of as a leader in many ways, not just locally, but statewide as well. So it makes perfect sense Oakland Schools would be involved in the business of creating leaders. Hired in 2005 in the District and School Services Department specifically to […]

VanBuskirk  is 2018 Michigan Career Placement Association Honoree of the Year Award winner Much of the work done here at Oakland Schools focuses on students in PK-12th grade. But what happens to students when they leave high school? That’s where someone like Mary Beth VanBuskirk comes in. VanBuskirk is a school to career coordinator at […]

Staff from the Oakland Schools Finance and Medicaid teams took some time out of their busy workday schedules last week to help those in need. On Wednesday, Nov. 7, staff headed over to Gleaners Community Food Bank in Pontiac to pack food and donate money to the cause. According to Michelle Saunders, executive director of […]

Oakland Schools to host/sponsor second annual Scripps Regional Spelling Bee The Oakland Schools Scripps Regional Spelling Bee will be held on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 at Oakland Schools Main Campus, 2111 Pontiac Lake Road in Waterford. The event is returning after a successful first year. In 2017, executives at The Oakland Press announced they would […]