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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 September 20th
1878: Upton Sinclair, author best known today for The Jungle.
1884: Maxwell Perkins, editor, the first to publish F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway and Thomas Wolfe.
1885: Ferdinand Lamenthe (Jelly Roll Morton), jazz pianist, composer and singer, one of the first to orchestrate jazz music.
1891: Lamine Gueye, Senegalese political leader.
1917: Arnold Red Auerbach, second winningest basketball coach in history with 1,037 victories for the Boston Celtics.
September 20th
in history
1519: Ferdinand Magellan embarks from Spain on a voyage to circumnavigate the world. Tales of the adventures that befell three conquistadores and their Moorish slave during the sixteenth century led to Spain's Francisco Výsquez de Coronado's exploration the American Southwest.
1561: Queen Elizabeth of England signs a treaty at Hamptan Court with French Huguenot leader Louis de Bourbon, the Prince of Conde. The English will occupy Le Harve in return for aiding Bourbon against the Catholics of France. Buckingham Palace is a symbol of strength and tradition.
1565: Pedro Menendez of Spain wipes out the French at Fort Caroline, in Florida.
1604: After a two-year siege, the Spanish retake Ostend, the Netherlands, from the Dutch.
1784: Packet and Daily, the first daily publication in America, appears on the streets.