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Novi Lego Robotics Team Wins State, Heads to International Competition

January 1st 2016

Novi Lego Robotics Team Wins State, Heads to International Competition (Jyothi Palakodati, Jan. 1, 201) NOVI, MI –Rapid Robots, which is a First Lego League Lego Robotics team of six Novi students, won the First Lego League (FLL) State Championship tournament at Monroe, MI on December 12th, 2015. FLL is a global competition involving 233,000 […]

Dawn Aubry named Director of Undergraduate Admissions at OU

December 12th 2015

Dawn Aubry named Director of Undergraduate Admissions at OU (Oakland University Press Release, Dec. 12, 2015) Auburn Hills, MI – Following an extensive search, Dawn Aubry, of Oakland Township, has been selected to become Oakland University’s Director of Undergraduate Admissions. Aubry brings more than 20 years of higher education experience in roles of continually increasing […]

Girl Scouts Earn Bikes and Lesson in Building Them

December 7th 2015

Girl Scouts Earn Bikes and Lesson in Building Them (Girl Scouts of SE Michigan, Dec. 7, 2015) Some lucky Girl Scouts recently earned free bicycles—and they REALLY earned them! Ten Juniors, Cadettes and Seniors learned how to completely take bikes apart and rebuild them as part of the Youth Earn-A-Bike program at Back Alley Bikes […]

Guest View: Governor Snyder and Direct Control

March 24th 2015

Guest View: Governor Snyder and Direct Control (Bill Boyle, March 24, 2015) Michigan’s Governor Rick Snyder signed an executive order that moved the state’s school reform office from the Department of Education to the Department of Technology, Management and Budget. That may be one of the most ridiculous statements I have ever written. But, as a […]

Early College Comes to Ferndale Schools in 2015-2016

February 13th 2015

Early College Comes to Ferndale Schools in 2015-2016 (Ferndale Schools Press Release, Feb. 13, 2015) Early College is a program within a school that allows for students to earn both high school and college credit at the same time (up to 60 total transferable credits and/or an Associate’s Degree) and includes a “fifth year” of […]

Ferndale Schools Considering Custodial Outsourcing (video)

February 10th 2015

Ferndale Schools Considering Custodial Outsourcing (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 10, 2015) Though “it is not a foregone conclusion,” as School Board Trustee Karen Twomey said at their Feb. 9 special meeting, Ferndale Schools is considering whether they might outsource custodial positions in the district. The Board voted unanimously to direct the Clark Hill Law […]

Michigan Students will get SAT Instead of ACT Starting in 2016

January 18th 2015

Michigan Students will get SAT Instead of ACT Starting in 2016 (Michigan Department of Education Press Release, Jan. 18, 2015) All Michigan high school juniors will begin taking the SAT as the state-administered college assessment exam beginning in 2016 after the College Board won the three-year competitively-bid contract, the Michigan Department of Education and Department […]

Laugh and Learn: Financial Literacy for Teens at Troy Library Feb. 8

January 17th 2015

Laugh and Learn: Financial Literacy for Teens at Troy Library Feb. 8 (TPL Press Release, Jan. 17, 2015) Your ability to manage your money directly affects your ability to have the life you want. Join us as we laugh and learn with Colin Ryan, motivational speaker, author and comedian. His inspiring and hilarious workshop turns […]

Oakland County Offers Citizen Planner Course in September

June 24th 2013

Oakland County Offers Citizen Planner Course in September (press release, June 24, 2013) The Oakland County Department of Economic Development & Community Affairs, in partnership with the Michigan State University Extension – Oakland, presents the Michigan Citizen Planner Classroom Series in September and October. Michigan Citizen Planner offers the Fundamentals of Planning and Zoning, a […]

Viewpoint: Educational Achievement Authority Legislation Moving Ahead

March 14th 2013

The whole EAA approach is based on the notion that the way to help struggling schools is to take them over and toss out everyone who used to work there. There is no partnership with the local school district (which still has responsibility for other struggling schools), no voice offered to the community, and…