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Oakland County's first international exchange program for middle school to send 11 students to Japan

This October, the Pontiac School District International Exchange Committee will sent 11 Pontiac School District eighth graders to Pontiac's sister city in Japan for an immersive cultural education. 

Chaula Thacker

Farmington Hills dance, yoga, and Bharat Natyam instructor builds a 40-year legacy of community

Chaula Thacker started both her business, Chauladevi Institute of Dance and Yoga, and non-profit organization, Nadanta, in 1977, just a year after her arrival in the United States in 1976.

Inside the Greenhouse

Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital Resident Farmer Trevor Johnson teaches kids about healthy eating

Meet Trevor Johnson. He is the Resident Farmer at the Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital, but his role is primarily that of an educator. 

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More Metro Detroit colleges and universities embrace community leadership

Is community leadership something folks are born with or can it be taught? More area colleges and universities are betting that it can--and they're basing their curriculums on it.

Bats

Welcome to Bat Country!

The Organization for Bat Conservation (OBC) is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. For the last 15 years it has been located inside the Cranbrook Institute of Science, where they operated the Bat Zone since 2002 and established an animal sanctuary with 200 nocturnal animals. Now the Organization for Bat Conservation is getting a brand-new home, and with it more than four times the space.

MAT2

MAT2 prepares for next cohort of future highly-skilled employees in the advanced manufacturing field

MAT2 – the Michigan Advanced Technician Training Program (pronounced "mat squared") – is an innovative, industry-defined approach to education following the German model of taking students into the workforce and allowing employers to “grow their own” employees.

Oakland Next

Oakland Next celebrates Oakland County's future leaders and change-makers

A group of Oakland County high school students is being asked the question that may define their future: "Are you Oakland's Next ______?"

JCC Day Camps

Summer Camps in Oakland County

Spring is finally here and summer is just around the corner! And that means: the kids are about to be on summer break. The struggle for parents each summer is how to keep their children active and engaged during those long summer days while balancing their own work and life schedules, or just making sure the kids aren’t glued to their iPads all day. Thankfully there are several summertime programs for kids in Oakland County that are as educational as they are enjoyable for children of all ages.

Lake Norcentra Park

Lake Norcentra Park on the Rochester College campus is open to serve the community

Many colleges and universities have beautiful campuses that are lovingly landscaped and carefully maintained…and also not explicitly open to the public. Rochester College in Rochester Hills is going to change that with Lake Norcentra Park.

Tech248 cyber security seminar

Tech248, Oakland County arm companies and governments with tools to fight hackers

In an increasingly connected world, education is the number one deterrent against hackers who hope to profit by stealing people's personal and financial information.


Melody Arabo with President Obama

Educator, Leader, Author and Philanthropist Melody Arabo is this year's Elite 40 Under 40 Winner

Third grade teacher Melody Arabo is Oakland County's Elite 40 Under 40 winner for 2015, and with good reason - in her role as educator, she has undertaken a significant amount of leadership development and social justice work, teaching by example and helping today's children learn how to be tomorrow's leaders. 

Ruby, Abigail and Ashlyn of learn to reduce, reuse and recycle through University Hills Elementary's Eco Eagles.

Metro Detroit schools are going Green, Emerald and Evergreen

These three classifications are the result of a growing statewide dedication to eco-friendly education and environmental activities through the Michigan Green Schools program.

Curt Bailey

An artist's argument for STEAM education

It would be a shame if kids with a passion for art were somehow led to believe that there is not a place for them in the world of science, technology, and innovation, argues designer and inventor Curt Bailey, which is why he believes it important to insert an 'A' for arts into the STEM acronym.

Slow Jams Jam

Hopeful Harvest Foods is a social enterprise that is growing the local food economy

Hopeful Harvest Foods is a for-profit subsidiary of Forgotten Harvest designed to help further the organization's mission through three key social enterprise efforts to help local small businesses, become part of a larger workforce development initiative, and have another avenue to drive revenue to support the mission of Forgotten Harvest.

Kidpreneur

Kidpreneuer Teaches Kids How to Code, and How to Fail

Kidpreneur in Wixom teaches kids ages five to 14 about technology - including 3D printing, coding, Minecraft, video production, robotics, game design, and web design - and entrepreneurship - including how to fail. 
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