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Oakman and Thomas Edison elementary find stability in Success for All

By the Success for All Foundation Oakman and Thomas Edison elementary schools are thriving. Looking for stability, several schools in Detroit found the Success for All Foundation’s whole-school reform strategy. Oakman and Edison, along with three other Detroit elementary schools, adopted Success for All (SFA) in fall 2011 with help from a federal Investing in Innovation (i3) grant. Five more schools received i3 grants for implementation in fall 2012, bringing the total to ten schools in Detroit that have turned to SFA. So far, they have found that despite the disorder, every child can succeed when his or her teachers and school have the right tools. It’s not difficult to fathom why Oakman was on what Principal Cheryl Price called

SEEK (Summer Engineering Experience for Kids) Camp opens to nearly 300 DPS students

Detroit Public Schools’ students in grades 3-5 are engaging in hands-on learning through a three-week summer camp titled SEEK (Summer Engineering Experience for Kids). The camp opened on July 16, 2012 with nearly 300 DPS students and will extend through August 3, 2012 at Bates Academy. Offering the award-winning “A World In Motion” program curriculum, SEEK camp aims to bring science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to life. See the great WXYZ story here: http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/dps-students-learn-all-about-engineering-during-summer-camp Roughly 50 collegiate mentors from the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), who are undergraduate engineering and/or mathematics students, will provide the instruction. This is the first time in the program’s history that the SEEK Camp has been offered in Detroit. Students will participate in competitions