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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 5th
1876: Mary Ritter Beard, American historian and writer.
1906: John Houston, film director of such movies as The Treasure of the Sierra Madre and The Maltese Falcon.
1908: Miriam Rothschild, English scientist and writer.
1923: Richard G. Kleindienst, one of the key officials who helped elect Richard Nixon to the presidency in 1969.
1930: Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon.
August 5th
in history
1861: Congress adopts the nation's first income tax to finance the Civil War.
1864: The Union Navy captures Mobile Bay in Alabama.
1892: Harriet Tubman receives a pension from Congress for her work as a nurse, spy and scout during the Civil War.
1914: The British Expeditionary Force mobilizes for World War I.
1914: The first electric traffic signal lights are installed in Cleveland, Ohio.