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​​About Us

The Learning Achievement Coalition – Oakland (LAC-O) is a collaboration between the twenty-eight school districts in Oakland County Michigan, Oakland Schools (Intermediate School District), Oakland University, and the University of Michigan dedicated to improving achievement for all students, especially students of color, students from poverty and non-traditional learners. Together we seek to provide access to high quality curriculum, effective instruction and engaging learning environments for all students.
The collaboration began in 2007 and strives to use regional and local data to increase awareness of disparities in achievement between student groups and to collectively focus resources of students, parents, educators, and community together to attend to important learning goals for students.

LAC-O purpose

To improve achievement for all students while eliminating achievement gaps wherever they exist, especially students of color, students from poverty and non-traditional learners.

Our goals

Across the region, we have set goals in four areas:

    • ​Early Childhood
    • ​Mathematics
    • Literacy
    • Student Engagement​


    Early Childhood 



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   Current Learning Opportunities 

January 20, 2016 ~ Debbie McFalone, Planning & Conducting Intentional Conversations Around the Evaluation
January 29, 2016 ~ Mark Brackett, Emotional Intelligence
February 2, 2016 ~ Susan Brookhart, Formative Assessment

Michael Fullen - Coherence

   Oakland County Effective Practice

Conference Schedule 

 June 23 – 24, 2015 ~ Hosted at Lake Orion High School

June 21–22, 2016 ~ Hosted at Clarkston High School

June 20 – 21, 2017 ~ Hosted at Bloomfield High School

June 2018 ~ Hosted at Lamphere High School

June 2019 ~ Hosted at South Lyon High School  

Previous Learning Opportunities

November 4, 2015 ~ Tom Schimmer, Grading Practices
Leadership and Facilitation Skills for Group Effectiveness with Carolyn McKanders (5/1/2015)
Collaborative Inquiry (4/1/2015)
Dinner with Jenni Donohoo
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 Formative Assessment in Action (2/6/2015)
W. James Popham
  Using a Formative Assessment Action Plan to Impact More Successful Teaching and Learning (10/29/2014)
 Doug Fisher
Visible Learning Plus Institute (8/15 & 10/1/2014)
John Hattie
Planning & Conducting Intentional Conversations around the Evaluation Process (10/17 or 10/18, 2014)
Nancy Anne Colflesh, Ph.D. 
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