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New Parent Survey Reveals Parents Across Michigan Overwhelmingly Pleased with 21st Century Education

New Parent Survey Reveals Parents Across Michigan Overwhelmingly Pleased with 21st Century Education

Connections Education's Michigan-based virtual and blended learning public schools receive high marks from parents
Advice to the Clawson High School Class of 2014: What’s Next?

Advice to the Clawson High School Class of 2014: What’s Next?

Another class has graduated from Clawson High School and is ready for new challenges. What are some of the opportunities – and obstacles – before them that other graduates might not have
Clawson Schools Cooperating with Police on Sexual Touching Reports

Clawson Schools Cooperating with Police on Sexual Touching Reports

The allegations shouldn't distract from a year of accomplishments, superintendent says.
Clawson Schools’ Kindergarten Orientation is May 12-14

Clawson Schools’ Kindergarten Orientation is May 12-14

Students at other Oakland County school districts can enroll as Schools of Choice students.
Wendy Brown Nagy, Clawson's Teacher of the Year, to Compete for Oakland Title

Wendy Brown Nagy, Clawson's Teacher of the Year, to Compete for Oakland Title

The Oakland County Outstanding Teacher of the Year program will celebrate all of the local winners at a May 8 awards program.
Pixar Director from Clawson Artist-in-Residence at Michigan Youth Arts Festival

Pixar Director from Clawson Artist-in-Residence at Michigan Youth Arts Festival

1,000 high schoolers will hear Pixar director and artist share his knowledge.
Miserable, Bitterly Cold Temps Prompt Clawson Officials to Cancel School Tuesday

Miserable, Bitterly Cold Temps Prompt Clawson Officials to Cancel School Tuesday

The Arctic blast that is sending wind chill temperatures to 35 degrees below zero means another day off from school for Clawson students.
$9.9 Bond Issue Coming Up for Clawson Schools: Full List of Projects

$9.9 Bond Issue Coming Up for Clawson Schools: Full List of Projects

Projects planned at five schools, athletic sites and the bus garage in bond issue district officials say won't increase taxes.
Longest Winter Break in History? Clawson Schools Closed Again Wednesday

Longest Winter Break in History? Clawson Schools Closed Again Wednesday

What does legislation signed by Gov. Rick Snyder mean for the spring dismissal date?
Frigid Wind Chills that Could Push Real-Feel Temps to -35 Cancel Clawson Schools Tuesday

Frigid Wind Chills that Could Push Real-Feel Temps to -35 Cancel Clawson Schools Tuesday

Do you have any weather-related closings? Tell us about them in the comments below.
When It’s 4:20, Teens Prefer Real – Not Synthetic – Marijuana, Michigan Study Shows

When It’s 4:20, Teens Prefer Real – Not Synthetic – Marijuana, Michigan Study Shows

Referring to pot as a “benign substance that has no ill effects” in medical marijuana and legalization campaigns is “a great disservice to young people,” drug czar says.
Common Core: 5 Ways to Help Kids Adapt to New Standards

Common Core: 5 Ways to Help Kids Adapt to New Standards

A list of tips and ideas to help kids adapt to the new national curriculum requirements in school.
Michigan College Students Have 10th Highest Average Debt

Michigan College Students Have 10th Highest Average Debt

More than 60 percent of last year's graduates have an average debt of more than $28,000.
Ginormous Scissors Officially Open Japhet School

Ginormous Scissors Officially Open Japhet School

Dignitaries gather for ribbon-cutting ceremony as Japhet School celebrates 40 years and a home of its own.
Japhet School Celebrates Arrival in Clawson with Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

Japhet School Celebrates Arrival in Clawson with Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

School was the first in Michigan – and the first independent school in the country – to earn the National School of Character designation.
How the Common Core Kills Cursive

How the Common Core Kills Cursive

As cursive becomes endangered in schools, Americans evaluate what it’s really good for.
Understanding Common Core: A Breakdown of the Pros and Cons

Understanding Common Core: A Breakdown of the Pros and Cons

A big change is underway in the world of American education.
Here’s Something for Clawson to Toot its Horn About

Here’s Something for Clawson to Toot its Horn About

At a recent marching band competition, bands were judged in three areas. Can you guess what happened.
5 Tips to Stop Sexual Violence Among Teens

5 Tips to Stop Sexual Violence Among Teens

A new study reveals that sexual violence among young Americans is a serious problem.
Schools Increasingly Sort Through Students’ Social Media

Schools Increasingly Sort Through Students’ Social Media

One private company estimates it will be monitoring students’ tweets in over 3,000 schools by year’s end.