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What Does it Cost to Educate a Child?


A new school finance study shows Michigan is underfunding its schools, and additional dollars should be invested in students with the greatest needs, including those who are low-income, have a limited grasp of English, or require special education.

The study was released on January 17 by the School Finance Research Collaborative, an organization representing educators, foundations and members of the business community. The Collaborative brought together top industry experts to reexamine our approach to how we fund Michigan's schools to fully prepare all students for jobs and success.

Here's what they found:

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About Clarkston Community Schools: Clarkston is a highly regarded school district with an enrollment of nearly 8,000 students. We have seven elementary schools (K-5), one middle school serving grades 6-7, one junior high for grades 8-9, and Clarkston High School, which serves students in grades 10-12. We also have an Early Childhood Center serving children ages 3-5, and an alternative high school/community education facility. Each Clarkston Community Schools' student is fully engaged in a globally focused education, from preschool through graduation, that fosters in students a sense of self, perspective, responsibility/ownership, and contribution. The mission of Clarkston Community Schools is to cultivate thinkers, learners and positive contributors to a global society.


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From Superintendent Ryan: Advocating for Clarkston's Kids & Schools

Advocacy for our kids and our schools comes in many forms. A phone call can go a long way. A conversation can lead to understanding, and understanding can lead to change. You may wake up in the morning thinking you're incapable of stopping traffic (literally or figuratively), but by the sheer power of desire, determination, and communication ... you do.

TEDx Clarkston Ed: Designing the Future of Education

On May 19, Clarkston Community Schools is hosting TEDxClarkstonEd, featuring student and education speakers who will deliver 10-15 minute talks to the topic of Designing the Future of Education. Join us at the Clarkston Junior High School PAC on Saturday, May 19 at 10:30am.