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Search starts for Clarkston superintendent

Discussions haven't started on how to replace Clarkston schools Superintendent Al Roberts and dozens of other early retirees, but should soon. "We will be losing many experienced and highly regarded staff and they will be sorely missed," said board Vice President Sue Boatman....more >>
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Sitting down with Avi

Jack Kuczmanski sat down in front of the webcam and looked at the face on the computer screen, live from Denver. He introduced himself to Avi, the author sixth grade Advanced Language Arts classes at Sashabaw Middle School studied and were interviewing via Skype....more >>
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Middle schoolers fight cancer

Sashabaw Middle School students raised more than $2,000 for the fight against Cancer, May 15-16. "We raised $1,780.07 at Relay for Life," said Missy Ludd, seventh grade Leadership and Science teacher at Sashabaw Middle School....more >>
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Picketers seek a three-year contract, too

"Biggest cuts from the top." "Why three? Why now?" "Honesty and ethics." "A true eight percent?" Those were the messages scrawled across picketing signs held by several dozen Lake Orion school union members, May 26....more >>
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A financial rollercoaster

Schools may get $3.1 mil reprieve

The schools' financial puzzle pieces have changed again. Five weeks ago, Lake Orion Board of Education members sought to lower the amount in the district's fund balance from 15 percent of yearly expenses to 12 percent, to free up some cash....more >>
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Imagination took St. Joe students to Tennessee

Three teams from St. Joseph School headed to Tennessee to compete for national titles. Destination ImagiNation, formerly called Odyssey of the Mind, has students work in teams to solve mind-bending challenges....more >>
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Born May 3rd
1913: William Inge, American playwright (Picnic, Bus Stop).
1919: Betty Compden, lyricist.
1919: Pete Seeger, folksinger and songwriter.
1920: John Lewis, jazz pianist.
1920: Walker Smith, Jr. (Sugar Ray Robinson), champion middleweight boxer.
May 3rd
in history
1863: The Battle of Chancellorsville rages for a second day.
1865: President Lincoln's funeral train arrives in Springfield, Illinois.
1926: U.S. Marines land in Nicaragua.
1952: The first airplane lands at the geographic North Pole.
1968: After three days of battle, the U.S. Marines retake Dai Do complex in Vietnam, only to find the North Vietnamese have evacuated the area.