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From Scripps to China via Oxford

Northeast Yucai Oxford (NYO) International High School in Shenyang, China has found it's leading man. Aaron Dobson, the current assistant principal at Scripps Middle School in Lake Orion, will become the first ever principal at NYO, which is scheduled to open this fall....more >>

Lead the Way approved despite funding questions

Clarkston Board of Education voted 4-3, June 13, to approve Project Lead the Way as a permanent program at Clarkston High. Vice-president Sue Boatman asked the motion be amended to require the engineering program to remain self-funding, especially salaries and benefits....more >>
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Principal picked for Chinese high school

Northeast Yucai Oxford (NYO) International High School in Shenyang, China has found it's leading man. Aaron Dobson, the current assistant principal at Scripps Middle School in Orion, will become the first-ever principal at NYO, which is scheduled to open this fall....more >>

Crossroads out: Other housing found for Chinese students

Crossroads for Youth will no longer be the official home of the Oxford International Residency Academy (OIRA). Superintendent of Oxford Community Schools Dr. William Skilling is currently in negotiations with Queen of the Family Retreat Center to house the female Chinese students who are coming this fall as part of the OIRA....more >>

Alternative high school moving to Echo Grove

Change is in the wind for Crossing Bridges Alternative High School. Not only will the school be getting a new principal in Mike Schweig, former principal at Oxford High School, it will also be moving from Crossroads for Youth to Echo Grove Camp and Retreat Center, located on 1101 Camp Rd....more >>
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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.
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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.
1806: Explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark pass the French village of La Charette, the first white settlement they have seen in more than two years.Ken Burns' unique vision of the American West.