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A special day to read

Students at Bailey Lake Elementary celebrated March is Reading Month, March 8, by hosting guest readers throughout the day. The celebrity readers talked about what they do, answered questions, and read some of the students' favorite books....more >>
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Learning some skills

Curious boys at Springfield Plains Elementary used skills they just learned from author Terry Foster as they began adding questions. Foster, writer for The Detroit News and radio host on 97....more >>
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Born July 4th
1872: Calvin Coolidge, 30th president of the United States (1923-1929).
1883: Rube Goldberg, Pulittzer Prize-winning cartoonist.
1898: Gertrude Lawrence, English actress.
1905: Lionel Trilling, literary critic and educator.
1927: Neil Simon, American playwright (The Odd Couple, The Prisoner of Second Avenue).
July 4th
in history
1901: William H. Taft becomes the American governor of the Philippines.
1910: Race riots break out all over the United States after African American Jack Johnson knocks out Jim Jeffries in a heavyweight boxing match.
1931: Novelist James Joyce and Nora Barnacle are married in London after being together for 26 years.
1934: Boxer Joe Louis wins his first professional fight.
1946: The United States grants the Philippine Islands their independence.