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My #PLN Gets PERSONAL

My middle daughter is leaving home. Middle (smartphone and laptop attached to her body) is beginning her freshman year at MSU.  This collegiate move coincides with her big sister’s move to a 4th grade teaching position in Colorado (smartphone and my old car attached to her body).  With Big and Middle happily off finding their […]

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Growing Leaders: LAC-O Student Leadership Conference

Creating Change: Building Community for All… The Fourth Annual Student Leadership Conference on May 1, 2013 on the campus of Oakland University is designed to give teams of sophomores and juniors from every Oakland County high school the leadership skills to inspire change and influence their peers. “Taking on Social Justice in Our Schools”, “Building […]

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Oh No – Not Again!

From Dr. Vickie L. Markavitch, Superintendent of Oakland Schools: I am deeply troubled by the education budgets coming out of Lansing. Even though thousands of voters were clear in their message to Lansing on several extreme legislative efforts in the November election and during December’s lame duck session, a force in Lansing is intent on […]

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COMMON CORE: Curse or Cure? Oakland Schools Responds

View informative NEW PODCAST to hear about the benefits of the Michigan Common Core Standards. Presented by Dr. Michael Yocum, Executive Director of Learning Services, Oakland Schools, and Consultants Valerie Mills and Delia DeCourcy. An excerpt: “The nature of work in America has changed. But because education has not kept pace with these changes, a […]

My Global is LOCAL

High School Students Learn International Entrepreneurship at Global Trade Mission 2013 February 28, 2013: 180 Oakland County high school students, plus Culture Ambassadors, Teachers and Business Coaches from successful companies across Metro Detroit, converged on Oakland Community College in Auburn Hills for three days of hands-on, think-tank training known as the Global Trade Mission (GTM). […]

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The CHOICE is Clear…

Comprehensive K-12 Schools Are More Important Now Than Ever! VIEW PODCAST by Dr. Vickie Markavitch, Superintendent of Oakland Schools FULL TEXT of PODCAST: Lots of things are being marketed to us under the label of choice and as I said in a prior podcast, there is nothing wrong with CHOICE, but when it comes to […]

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Family Engineering Night: The Next Gen Explore Careers of the Future

Oakland Schools Tech Campuses to Host 10-14 year-olds and their Parents in Lively Evenings of  Engineering Exploration Family Engineering Night is part of a county-wide initiative to help parents get their children interested in emerging technologies via an exciting evening of hands-on activities at Oakland Schools Technical Campuses. Upper-elementary and middle school students will explore […]

2013: STOCKPILE CLASSROOM JOY…

…in a JAR. 2012: It was a rough end to a tough year. Educators (and education) were the focus of local and national “reform” efforts, slashed budgets and bad press. Corporate privatizing and the MI lame-duck legislation paled, however, in the face of Sandy Hook – an unimaginable tragedy which left all teachers reeling and […]

238? Give Us the Real Story, Governor Snyder

The governor recently received thousands of emails opposing his plan to: 1) create a statewide school system, 2) run it under the authority of the Educational Achievement Authority (EAA), and 3) allow charter schools to be selective in choosing the students they would serve.  In the governor’s answer to these thousands of emails, he cited […]

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A Million Michigan Voices for Public Education

CHARTER SCHOOLS in MICHIGAN “When Michigan lifted its charter cap, a group of education organizations tried to urge the state to include quality controls. That measure failed in the Republican-dominated legislature. But these advocates are still pushing”… (click on image to READ article) ********************************************* Dr. Markavitch’s 2013 Wish List PODCAST CLICK IMAGE below to VIEW […]