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Oxford's in Brasington's heart, but Troy is her future

Joyce Brasington has been an Oxford Wildcat her entire life, first as a student, then as a school employee and finally as an administrative leader and parent. Oxford isn't simply a job to her or another line on her resume it's her home, it's her passion....more >>

MME, ACT scores mixed bag

Despite some slight improvements in a number of subject areas, Dr. James Schwarz, assistant superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction is "disappointed with how Oxford students scored on the 2013 Michigan Merit Exam (MME), which is administered annually to high school juniors, and the ACT college entrance exam "Certainly we'd like to ....more >>

Tecmire, Rowley called back to work

Former Bridges teachers Kyle Tecmire and Kyle Rowley can relax because they won't have to go job hunting. Oxford Community Schools has called them back to work. "It's a huge relief because never in my career as a superintendent have I laid off a teacher, so I'm glad that in one week's time, we were able to call them back," said Superintendent Dr....more >>

Skilling weighs in on countywide school districts

As a way to fix the problem so many school districts operating in deficit, State Superintendent Mike Flanagan is asking lawmakers to consider creating countywide school districts. Michigan currently has 549 school districts 56 intermediate districts, and 277 charter schools....more >>
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Born August 23rd
1755: Jean Baptiste Lislet-Geoffroy, French geographer.
1883: Jonathan Wainwright, U.S. general who fought against the Japanese on Corregidor in the Philippines and was forced to surrender.
1898: Albert Claude, biologist who won the 1974 Nobel for his work on the sub-structure of the cell. He never graduated from high school.
1912: Gene Kelly, dancer, choreographer and actor.
1931: H.O. Smith, molecular biologist credited with helping 'open the door' on genetic engineering.
August 23rd
in history
1821: After 11 years of war, Spain grants Mexican independence as a constitutional monarchy.
1863: Union batteries cease their first bombardment of Fort Sumter, leaving it a mass of rubble but still unconquered by the Northern besiegers.
1900: Booker T. Washington forms the National Negro Business League in Boston, Massachusetts.
1902: Fanny Farmer, among the first to emphasize the relationship of diet to health, opens her School of Cookery in Boston.
1914: The Emperor of Japan declares war on Germany.