Education + Learning

Education + LearningBoasting 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.

Features

Coulter Unveils Innovative Economic Strategy Focusing on Diversification, Workforce and Community Development

Oakland County Executive David Coulter has launched a new economic development strategy for the county. It aims to spur innovation, investment and growth through a focus on digitized manufacturing, regional collaboration, environmental sustainability and increased workforce education and training.

Oakland County Manufacturing Day Goes Virtual

Seven hundred students from 16 Oakland County school districts and four Oakland Schools Technical Campuses got a virtual look at what a future in a high-tech career might look...

Coulter Announces ‘Safe for School’ Hotline to Assist Families Attending School

Oakland County Executive David Coulter announced a partnership Oct. 9 with Beaumont Health that makes a telephone screening hotline available to assist parents and guardians to pre-screen and identify...

U-M Researchers Say Oakland County Economy Well-Positioned for Solid Rebound from COVID-19 Pandemic

Oakland County’s small businesses and workforce took the brunt of COVID-19’s economic tsunami, but the county’s overall economic diversity and solid fundamentals positions it well for an economic recovery,...

Main Street Oakland County Looks to the Future and Offers Downtowns a Path to Recovery from COVID-19 Pandemic

Main Street Oakland County is partnering with Main Street America to offer a free strategic recovery plan workshop for downtowns and historic commercial corridors that have been hardest hit...

Featured Videos

Featured Video: Take Root

Calling Rochester, Mich., home, Take Root resides at Oakland University under the direction of founders Ali Woerner and Thayer Jonutz. In addition to being a modern dance company, Take...

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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