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Crossing guard duty at issue

Last year's budget cuts still weighed heavily on the Board of Education's mind as it considered adding nine hours of crossing-guard duty per day. The final decision was to wait and see how much money and when they would receive the Education Job Fund before spending it....more >>
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Chinese delegates visit elementary schools

Oxford Community Schools hosted some special guests this week as Chinese delegates toured the district to study the American education system. Twenty-one representatives spent Monday, Dec....more >>

Next stop: Costa Rica!

Parents who are looking for an educational experience this summer for their eighth grade students should talk to Oxford Middle School teacher Jorge Gomez. Gomez, the eighth-grade Spanish teacher at OMS and Oxford High School science teacher Kelly Bollman will be heading up an educational field trip to Costa Rica from July 20-29, 2011....more >>
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Singing for seniors!

Second-graders from Daniel Axford Elementary boarded their big yellow bus Tuesday morning to bring some Christmas cheer to the senior citizens living at Independence Village of Waterstone....more >>
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Born September 1st
1795: James Gordon Bennet, editor of the New York Sun, the first tabloid-sized daily newspaper.
1875: Edgar Rice Burroughs, novelist who created Tarzan, the Ape Man.
1907: Walter Reuther, labor leader who merged the American Federation of Labor with the Congress of International Organizations.
1923: Rocky Marciano, world heavyweight boxing champion who retired undefeated.
1939: Seiji Ozawa, conductor.
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in history
1905: Alberta and Saskatchewan become Canadian provinces.
1916: Bulgaria declares war on Rumania as the First World War expands.In 1878, Bulgaria had no army. By 1913, it had one of the most formidable land forces in Europe.
1923: An earthquake levels the Japanese cities of Tokyo and Yokohama, killing 300,000.
1939: Germany invades Poland, beginning World War II in Europe.The Polish submarine Orzel escaped from internment and went on to fight the Germans against long odds.
1970: Dr. Hugh Scott of Washington, D.C. becomes the first African-American superintendent of schools in a major U.S. city.