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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 30th
1871: Ernest Rutherford, physicist who discovered and named alpha, beta and gamma radiation and was the first to achieve a man-made nuclear reaction.
1893: Huey P. Long, Louisiana politician who served as governor and U.S. senator, known as The Kingfish.
1918: Ted Williams, Hall of Fame outfielder for the Boston Red Sox, the last man to hit .400 in a season.
August 30th
in history
1932: Nazi leader Hermann Goering is elected president of the Reichstag.
1944: Ploesti, the center of the Rumanian oil industry, falls to Soviet troops.
1957: In an effort to stall the Civil Rights Act of 1957 from passing, Senator Strom Thurmond (D-S.C.) filibusters for over 24 hours. The bill passed, but Thurmond's filibuster becomes the longest in Senate history.
1961: President John F. Kennedy appoints General Lucius D. Clay as his personal representative in Berlin.
1983: Lieutenant Colonel Guion S. Bluford, Jr., becomes the first African-American astronaut to travel in space.