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District down 10 due to grads

Oxford Community Schools appears to have lost a handful students. The head count on student Count Day (Feb. 13) was 5,677 which is 10 less students from last fall, due to graduations at Cross Roads for Youth and Crossing Bridges High School, according to Linda Lewis, communications coordinator for the district....more >>

State grad rates increase, while Oxford holds steady

While Oxford Community Schools have experienced about the same graduation rate over the past few years, statewide there has been an increase. According to data released by the Michigan Center for Educational performance and information (CEPI), statewide four-year high school graduation rates last spring increased to 76....more >>
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Chinese students offer views on American education

What are the differences between Chinese and American teaching styles? Twenty-six students from the Michigan State University Confucius Institute got to find out last week. Oxford Community Schools was one of several districts the students observed as part of their field requirements for preparing to teach in American classrooms....more >>
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DA loves V-Day!

Daniel Axford Elementary students absolutely love Valentine's Day. And honestly, what's not to love? They get to dress up and act all fancy like adults. They get to eat sweet treats like delicious cupcakes and yummy ice cream....more >>
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She'll always be my little girl

A special event held Sunday at Oxford High School proved that daughters are never too big or too old to dance with their dads. It was called the "Last Chance Daddy-Daughter Dance" and it was a wonderful opportunity for fathers to have a magical evening with their little girls, who are now juniors and seniors at OHS....more >>
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Born August 31st
1918: Daniel Schorr, journalist.
1935: Eldridge Cleaver, political activist and author of Soul on Fire.
1936: Marva Collins, innovative educator who started Chicago's one-room school, Westside Preparatory.
1945: Van Morrison, Irish singer, songwriter.
1945: Itzhak Perlman, violinist.
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in history
1944: The British Eighth Army penetrates the German Gothic Line in Italy.
1949: Six of the 16 surviving Union veterans of the Civil War attend the last-ever encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic, held in Indianapolis, Indiana.
1951: The 1st Marine Division begins its attack on Bloody Ridge in Korea. The four-day battle results in 2,700 Marine casualties.
1961: A concrete wall replaces the barbed wire fence that separates East and West Germany, it will be called the Berlin wall.
1994: The Irish Republican Army (IRA) announces a complete cessation of military operations, opening the way to a political settlement in Ireland for the first time in a quarter of a century.