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.

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Talent Show: Oakland County Focuses on Training Youth for Careers Close to Home

Oakland County companies depend on a strong, well-trained workforce. That’s why the county takes an active role in developing talent at an early age.“The good news is the unemployment...

Winners Announced in ‘Oakland Together’ Online COVID-19 Safety Video & Art Contest

Four Oakland County residents who took different paths to deliver the same message — everyone should do their part to help stop the spread of the coronavirus — were...

Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center Gets Creative During COVID-19

Annie VanGelderen discovered the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center 20 years ago when she purchased a piece of art glass at its Holiday Shop.“They threw a program book in the...

Oak Park Educator Named 2020-21 Michigan Teacher of the Year

Oak Park School District teacher Owen Bondono has been named the 2020- 2021 Michigan Teacher of the Year (MTOY). Bondono learned he was named Michigan Teacher of the Year during a virtual conference call meeting with all Regional Teachers of the Year.

In a Pandemic, Music Transcends School Walls

When Pontiac Schools closed mid-March due to COVID-19, Dream Williams was among countless students affected. On top of being cut off from friends and teachers and wondering what would...

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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