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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 April 18th
1817: George Henry Lewes, philosophical writer.
1857: Clarence S. Darrow, lawyer.
1864: Richard Harding Davis, journalist.
1918: Clifton Keith Hillegass, founder of the study guides known as Cliff's Notes.
1940: Ed Garvey, labor leader.
April 18th
in history
1861: Colonel Robert E. Lee turns down an offer to command the Union armies.
1885: The Sino-Japanese war ends.
1906: A massive earthquake hits San Francisco, measuring 8.25 on the Richter scale.
1923: Yankee Stadium opens with Babe Ruth hitting a three-run homer as the Yankees beat the Red Sox 4-1.
1937: Leon Trotsky calls for the overthrow of Soviet leader Josef Stalin.