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Tenure law favors ability first

By Joe St. Henry Review Editor Newer teachers in Lake Orion who do their jobs well will have more job security thanks to tenure legislation passed in Lansing this summer. Michigan's new teacher tenure reform law ends the "Last In, First Out" practice that school districts have used to make staffing decisions based solely on seniority....more >>
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Mahoney promoted at Springfield Plains

The excitement of school starting in a few days is felt through the district, but especially at Springfield Plains Elementary. "I can not wait until the first day of school," said Nancy Mahoney, who joined the elementary in July as the new principal after four years as assistant principal at Clarkston High School....more >>
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Walker joins high school administration as assistant principal

Elizabeth Walker headed to the Clarkston High School stadium and joined the array of pink and baby blue for Football for a Cure. After a few weeks in her new role as assistant principal for the high school, she thought it would be an opportunity to meet parents and students....more >>

Majority of construction should be complete by school's start

The school construction projects are still ongoing, but by all indication the majority of the work should be complete by the time school resumes Sept. 6. According to Granger Construction Senior Project Manager Ben Schneider, all of the construction projects, except for the building renovations at Clear Lake Elementary and Oxford Elementary Schools, should be complete by Labor Day weekend and be out of the way when students return to school on Tuesday, September 6....more >>

All district schools make AYP this year

The school district received a bit of good news this week when they found out they met the adequate yearly progress standards by the United States Department of Education. "Certainly it shows we are continuing to move in the right direction," Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum James Schwarz said....more >>
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Born February 10th
1902: Walter Brattain, physicist, one of the inventors of the transistor.
1910: Dominique Georges Pire, Belgian cleric and educator.
1914: Larry Adler, harmonica virtuoso.
1920: Alex Comfort, English physician and author (Joy of Sex).
1927: (Mary Violet) Leontyne Price, opera singer.
February 10th
in history
1840: Queen Victoria marries Prince Albert.
1846: Led by religious leader Brigham Young, the first Mormons begin a long westward exodus from Nauvoo, Il., to Utah.
1863: P.T. Barnum's star midgets, Tom Thumb and Lavinia Warren, are married.
1904: Russia and Japan declare war on each other.
1915: President Wilson blasts the British for using the U.S. flag on merchant ships to deceive the Germans.