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Taking the "Home" Out of Homework: Clintondale's Flipped High School
Thursday, May 09, 2013
Why do athletes who struggle in the classroom succeed on the playing field? Could it be because the coach is there to guide them every step of the way? What if that same approach was applied to academics? That's what Clintondale's Flipped program did - with remarkable success.
Clarkston Jr. High's Digital Blackboard
Thursday, March 21, 2013
What do mini laptops, video-streaming pencasts and Charlie Sheen have to do with scholastic achievement? At Clarkston Junior High School, a whole heckuva lot. Jeff Peariso, who teaches algebra and statistics, has piloted a high-tech teaching program for a handful of students, with exciting results.
Education and Urban Prosperity: The Case For Retention
Thursday, March 14, 2013
A study by CEOs For Cities found that 58 percent of a region's economic health comes from the educational attainment of its residents. So, how does our region cultivate a culture that properly educates, trains and retains its talent? That's the focus of several local initiatives and a conference next week at Oakland University.
Guest Blogger: David Tarver
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Cultivation of an entrepreneurial mindset at a young age can help stave off a bleak future for those raised in less-fortunate communities. Author and entrepreneur W. David Tarver makes a case for fostering innovation at the secondary education level.
Bringing lessons of the Far East into Midwest classrooms
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Oxford Community Schools superintendent Bill Skilling sees the coming century as one that will be dominated by China's economic and political interests. With that in mind, he has become a strong advocate for teaching our kids both Chinese culture and language. It's a vision shared by many in Metro Detroit. But how do you make it a priority in an era of shrinking educational resources?
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Detroit Public Schools' high school graduation rate was an abysmal 38 percent in 2005, ranking it 48th out of the nation's 50 largest school systems, says a recent America's Promise Alliance study. Others have pegged it as low as 25 percent. Frank Nardelli, principal of Detroit's Dove Academy, a K-7 charter public school, is waging a turnaround one campus at a time. His lesson plan? Parental involvement,
a club that goes beyond the usual extracurriculars
, and visions of the Big Ten dancing in children's heads.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Talk is easy. Putting weight behind your words is another matter. Take it from Dr. Britany Affolter-Caine, a half-marathoner and director of Intern In Michigan, an initiative to attract and retain college graduates through internship opportunities. Britany discusses how Michigan's educational, economic, and business stakeholders have moved past the chatting stage to actively join together in collaboration.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Catheryn Cheal, Ph.D. has some big ideas about technology and education. Which is fitting since she's the Assistant Vice President of e-Learning and Instructional Support at Oakland University. She'll be writing this week about the evolution of learning and technology, and its potential impact on SE Michigan.
Thursday, February 08, 2007
Ann Arbor's Robot Repair Superstore (and Really Cool Non-profit)
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Robots. Creative writing. Dave Eggers. Kids. 826Michigan is the hippest non-profit organization in Ann Arbor. Offering writing workshops and tutoring to kids for free, and channeling the energy and enthusiasm of nearly 200 voluteers, author Dave Egger's brainchild changes both minds and lives.
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