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Fast ForWord program works wonders, school officials say

Staci Puzio, along with North Sashabaw Elementary Principal Debra Latozas and Renaissance High School Principal Billie Pambid, updated Clarkston School Board on Fast ForWord program, Nov....more >>
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Teachers awarded $8,462 in grants

For the fifth consecutive year, teachers in Oxford Community Schools will be receiving grant money to help them teach in creative ways. The Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan awarded 10 grants, totaling $8,461....more >>
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Born September 4th
1905: Mary Renault (Mary Challans), author who wrote about her wartime experiences in The Last of the Wine and The King Must Die.
1908: Richard Wright, novelist best known for Native Son.
1918: Paul Harvy, radio commentator.
1920: Craig Claiborne, food critic and cookbook author.
1920: Maggie Higgins, the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize (1951) for international reporting, for her work in Korean war zones.
September 4th
in history
1790: Jacques Necker is forced to resign as finance minister in France.
1820: Czar Alexander declares that Russian influence in North America extends as far south as Oregon and closes Alaskan waters to foreigners.
1862: Robert E. Lee's Confederate army invades Maryland, starting the Antietam Campaign. New York Tribune reporter George Smalley scooped the world with his vivid account of the Battle of Antietam.
1870: A republic is proclaimed in Paris and a government of national defense is formed.
1881: The Edison electric lighting system goes into operation as a generator serving 85 paying customers is switched on.