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Schools borrow $4.9 million to make loan payment

Collecting seven mills on $1.8 billion in property value, Clarkston Community Schools has $12.8 million for this year's long-term debt payment. It's not enough. The district owes $17....more >>

Schools to face worst-case simulation

Clarkston Community Schools is preparing for a chemical spill in the fall, a worst-case simulation also involving Lake Orion and Oxford school districts. Last year the three districts were awarded a $249,074 Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Grant to fund their expanded emergency management plans....more >>

A vision change lays over the horizon

The future doesn't just include a new superintendent for Clarkston Community Schools, but also a new vision. "For a year and a half we wanted to look at it," said School Board President Steve Hyer....more >>

Administrator juggling act?

What's behind 23 shifts in school administrators over 3 years

Since 2007, there have been at least 23 shifts in Lake Orion Community Schools administrator positions, including employees moving into new positions in the district or leaving the district, according to sources....more >>
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Born August 28th
1896: Liam O'Flaherty, Irish novelist and short-story writer.
1903: Bruno Bettelheim, Austrian psychologist, educator of autistic and emotionally disturbed children.
1908: Roger Tory Peterson, author of the innovative bird book A Field Guide to Birds.
1925: Donald O'Connor, entertainer (Singin' in the Rain, Anything Goes).
1952: Rita Dove, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet.
August 28th
in history
1941: The German U-boat U-570 is captured by the British and renamed Graph
1944: German forces in Toulon and Marseilles, France, surrender to the Allies.
1945: Chinese communist leader Mao Tse-Tung arrives in Chunking to confer with Nationalist leader Chiang Kai-Shek in a futile effort to avert civil war.
1963: One of the largest demonstrations in the history of the United States, the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, takes place and reaches its climax at the base of the Lincoln Memorial when Dr. Martin Luther King delivers his I have a dream speech.
1965: The Viet Cong are routed in the Mekong Delta by U.S. forces, with more than 50 killed.