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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 August 28th
1774: Elizabeth Ann Seton, founder of the Sisters of St. Joseph and the first U.S.-born saint.
1828: Leo Tolstoy, Russian novelist (War and Peace, Anna Karenina).
1882: Belle Benchley, the first female zoo director in the world, who directed the Zoological Gardens of San Diego.
1896: Liam O'Flaherty, Irish novelist and short-story writer.
1903: Bruno Bettelheim, Austrian psychologist, educator of autistic and emotionally disturbed children.
August 28th
in history
1914: Three German cruisers are sunk by ships of the Royal Navy in the Battle of Heligoland Bight, the first major naval battle of World War I.
1938: The first degree given to a ventriloquist's dummy is awarded to Charlie McCarthy--Edgar Bergen's wooden partner. The honorary degree, Master of Innuendo and Snappy Comeback, is presented on radio by Ralph Dennis, the dean of the School of Speech at Northwestern University.
1941: The German U-boat U-570 is captured by the British and renamed Graph
1944: German forces in Toulon and Marseilles, France, surrender to the Allies.
1945: Chinese communist leader Mao Tse-Tung arrives in Chunking to confer with Nationalist leader Chiang Kai-Shek in a futile effort to avert civil war.