Education + Learning

Boasting some of the top schools across the nation, over 200,000 students are proud to call Oakland Schools their own. 28 different school districts have their own distinct character, forged by relationships between learners and educators. The Oakland Schools model is so successful, it’s even been outsourced to China.

Oakland County also boasts an award-winning community college system and several colleges and universities, including Lawrence Tech University and Oakland University. Look for LTU to create the high-tech employees to fill the New Economy jobs for tomorrow. OU, long renowned for its liberal arts curriculum and arts education, is also home to the brand-new Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine.


Elena Victoria Swingler

Sewing Confidence

Metro Detroit students are learning a traditional home economics skill — sewing — in a fresh, modern way, thanks to fashion designer and sewing teacher Elena Victoria Swingler, a...

School’s in Session, But the Fun Continues at Oakland County Parks and Recreation

Back-to-school time may usher in the unofficial start of autumn, but there is still plenty to see and do at Oakland County Parks and Recreation. Head out for a...

Educational Exchange

Oakland County residents take great pride in the region's ethnic diversity and academic excellence. The Pontiac School District has taken it one step further by leveraging the county’s resources to...

2019 Oakland County Manufacturing Day is Oct. 4: Sponsorship Opportunities Available

Oakland County Michigan Works! in partnership with Oakland Schools, the Oakland County Department of Economic Development and Community Affairs, Oakland Community College and local manufacturing companies, will host more...

These diverse Metro Detroit schools are also among the state’s best

The world is becoming increasingly diverse. And leaders at top local schools say they need to reflect that diversity for students to be successful. Through educational opportunities, committees, events, and...

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Featured Video: Take Root

Calling Rochester, Michigan their home, Take Root resides at Oakland University under the direction of its founders and fellow company members, Ali Woerner and Thayer Jonutz. In addition to...

Featured Video: Stars & Stripes Kids Activity Center

Stars & Stripes Kids Activity Center in Clarkston provides children's educational programs through physical activity. Programs are specifically designed to meet the needs of children of all ages and skill...

Featured Video: SOAR Learning Skills

Susan Kruger struggled as a student. It wasn’t until she was in college that she learned how to learn. She was transformed from a struggling student to straight-A’s. Her...

Featured Video: CREST

The Combined Regional Emergency Services Training (CREST) center is the result of ideas from local police, fire and EMS agencies in collaboration with Oakland Community College. The concept of a training...

Featured Video: Cranbrook Art Museum’s Grand Re-Opening

Thanks to a two-year, $22-million dollar renovation, the newly-imagined Cranbrook Institute of Art dispels the notion of dusty museum collections hidden away from the public eye. Every piece from...

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