Dr. Vickie L. Markavitch says she is troubled by education budgets coming out of Lansing.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The Oakland Schools superintendent told a forum Tuesday that bills in Lansing would put students at risk with untested, untried forms of schooling.
Area superintendents collectively expressed the gravest of concerns Tuesday regarding a 300-page bill drafted for Gov. Rick Snyder that would overhaul how public education is administered in the state of Michigan. Calling Senate Bill 1358, House Bill 6004, and House Bill 5923 “radical and dangerous,” Oakland Schools Superintendent Dr. Vickie L. Markavitch told attendees at the Royal Oak Middle School gathering place “unbelievable things are happening in Lansing.” More than 360 people, including superintendents from Royal Oak, Lamphere, Bloomfield Hills, Clawson and Southfield, attended the afternoon and evening sessions of what was billed as a “call to action.” “There is really important work that has to be done,” said Markavitch. “What’s …
Thursday, February 9, 2012
The show opens tonight and features K-12 masterpieces.
Students from Shrine Catholic High School will have artwork on display starting tonight in a regional art show at Oakland Schools. More than 235 students from across Oakland County will have works featured in the Young at Art exhibit. The show is sponsored by the Michigan Art Education Association; every K-12 art educator was able to enter five works of art for each grade level taught into the juried show. About 50 of the pieces will advance to a state competition in Lansing next month. An opening reception for artists will be from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Oakland Schools headquarters, 2111 Pontiac Lake Road in Waterford; the reception is sponsored by Lipuma's, Firebrick Gallery and Pottery Studio, The Great Frame Up and Green's Artist Supply…