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Learning foreign language a way to connect with others

BY STEVIE THIEDA OU News Bureau People are connected more than ever because of advancements in technology, social networking, the Internet and travel. While communication with people around the world is easier, there is an important area that still needs improvement —learning a foreign language. More than 90 percent of children in Europe begin learning […]

April 7th, 2013 | Posted in Featured article,Oakland County,Schools | Read More »

Wagging tails deliver therapy at Cloverdale School (slide show)

BY KELLI WARSHEFSKI OU News Bureau A wet nose and a wagging tail can deliver a special therapy all its own. The people at Pet-A-Pet offer animal therapy to hospitals, nursing homes and schools in metro Detroit. March 21, Pet-A-Pet volunteers went to Farmington Public Schools and visited Cloverdale School, which houses a program for […]

March 28th, 2012 | Posted in Featured article,Oakland County,Schools | Read More »

Clarkston High School ramps up anti-bullying efforts (video)

Rising incidents of bullying-related suicides across the country are increasing concerns for educators. One Oakland County school is responding to the concern by training students to tackle bullying issues head-on. OU News Bureau’s Rachel English brings us a video report from the Clarkston School District. Tweet

March 14th, 2012 | Posted in Oakland County,Schools,Video/Audio | Read More »

Young minds soak up foreign languages like a sponge

EMILY WEITZ OU News Bureau Gabriella Bendtsen and Dana Baird, both 9, giggle as they ask each other how their day is going.  They introduce themselves, say please and thank you, and are learning how to count — all in Mandarin Chinese. Bendtsen and Baird are fourth-graders at Adams Elementary School in the Waterford School […]

February 7th, 2011 | Posted in Schools | Read More »