Spring Showers Bring…School Budgets

April 24, 2017

Working with Michigan schools we experience our own seasons, and spring brings a couple of important pieces to the school funding puzzle. First, the Governor and State legislators lay out their proposed upcoming budget which can have a significant impact on students and education. This is also the time of year when those of us… Read More

Huron Academy Adds Grades and Opens New Campus

January 18, 2017

On August 23, 2016, Huron Academy held an official ribbon cutting ceremony for their new upper elementary – middle school campus on Utica Road in Clinton Township, MI.  The new campus will house grades 3 through 7, with PreK-2 remaining at the existing site on Metropolitan Parkway in Sterling Heights.  Seventeen years ago Huron entered… Read More

FlexTech Brighton Growing in Size and Opportunity

January 18, 2017

On January 18, 2017, the Brighton campus of FlexTech High School officially opened its new space with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 4:30 p.m. and an Open House from 5–7 p.m. This new space is a nearly 14,000-square-foot extension that maintains and enhances the school’s commitment to creating a learning space where students are encouraged to play… Read More

The Promise and Practice of Blended Learning

January 18, 2017

In his 2008 book, Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns, Clayton Christensen lays out a compelling case for scrapping education as we’ve known it, identifying antiquated practices created for a society that no longer exists and acknowledging that today’s students (and more and more their teachers and parents) simply… Read More

Trauma Informed Teaching in Action

January 18, 2017

CS Partners promotes and supports innovation as one way to meet the needs of the whole child and is committed to innovation as a path to educational reform. A great example of this that I would like to highlight is the innovative leadership and educational reform efforts at Clara B. Ford Academy. Driven by the… Read More