DETROIT, April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- From pre-school to post-grad, local education providers will join together at the 2012 Michigan School Expo on Saturday, April 28, and Sunday April 29 from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m. throughout Oakland Mall. The event is presented by WDIV-TV Local 4.
The Michigan School Expo will include representatives from local, national and online universities, community colleges, technical/trade schools, and private and public pre-elementary and secondary schools. Last year, over 40 thousand people were in attendance at Oakland Mall during the first-ever Michigan School Expo.
Confirmed educational providers at the 2012 Michigan School Expo include Hazel Park Schools "Promise Zone" - offering college tuition to high school graduates, the Hinoki International School – a unique bi-lingual public charter school, the University of Toledo, Specs Howard School of Media Arts, Oakland Schools Technical Campuses and many more. Special exhibits include the AAA of Michigan Teen Driving Safety program featuring interactive driving simulators, "Financial Jeopardy" from the Michigan Schools and Government Credit Union where representatives from 3 local schools will vie for $500 in prize money for their institution, and an opportunity to show your forecasting skills at the WDIV Local4Casters Weather Wall.
The Michigan School Expo kicks off Saturday with a special performance by Oak Park High School Marching Band. Visit the Local 4 booth at the Michigan School Expo to meet several of your favorite Local 4 News personalities including Rhonda Walker, Guy Gordon and Ashlee Baracy of Local 4 News Morning.
For more info on the Michigan School Expo, including a continually updated list of participating schools, visit www.ClickOnDetroit.com/School-Expo.
Local 4 News is currently the #1 newscast at 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. in Nielsen ratings for the Detroit television market, and Local 4 News at 11 p.m. is the highest-rated newscast of all NBC affiliates in the top 11 markets nationwide. In addition, Local 4's www.ClickOnDetroit.com and www.JustWeather.com are leading breaking news and weather websites in Michigan.
About Oakland Mall
Oakland Mall is a 1.5 million square foot super regional shopping center located on the corner of 14 Mile and I-75 in Troy, anchored by Macy's, Sears and JCPenney and home to 128 other specialty stores. The center is open Monday – Saturday from 10am- 9pm and Sunday 11am-6pm