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Boyd lands dream job as DA's principal

There's an air of "change and excitement" wafting around the nearly vacant halls of Daniel Axford (DA) Elementary. When the school year starts in a few weeks, those halls will be abuzz with activity, and students will be greeted by a new principal, Chad Boyd....more >>

Good and bad seen in proposed educator evalution system

"There is nothing wrong with accountability when it's done right," said Dr. William Skilling, superintendent for Oxford Community Schools, referring to a new education evaluation proposal by the Michigan Council for Educator Effectiveness (MCEE) In order to provide "meaningful and targeted feedback to all educators in the state," the MCEE submitted proposal to Gov....more >>
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Leonard encourages reading through 'Summer Beach Ball Book Bash'

Whether it was enjoying a Popsicle while reading a magazine, shopping for new books or listening to "The Story Lady," the Summer Beach Ball Book Bash at Leonard Elementary proved to be a success....more >>
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Born May 24th
1895: Samuel I. Newhouse, American publisher.
1903: Arthur Vineberg, Canadian heart surgeon.
1905: Mikhail Sholokhov, Russian novelist (And Quiet Flows the Don).
1928: William Trevor, Irish short story writer and novelist (The Old Boys, The Boarding House).
1941: Bob Dylan (Robert Zimmerman), singer and songwriter.
May 24th
in history
1689: English Parliament passes the Act of Toleration, protecting Protestants. Roman Catholics are specifically excluded from exemption.
1738: The Methodist Church is established.
1764: Boston lawyer James Otis denounces taxation without representation, calling for the colonies to unite in opposition to Britain's new tax measures.
1798: Believing that a French invasion of Ireland is imminent, Irish nationalists rise up against the British occupation.
1844: Samuel Morse taps out the first telegraph message.