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Parent upset about 'double standard' with Academic Games

What's allowed for a few should be allowed for all at least that's how Oxford resident Jennifer Washington sees it. Washington called a Detroit television news station last week after finding out about a "double standard" in Oxford Elementary School's Academic Games....more >>
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'Whole-brain teaching' at Leonard

If you happen to step into the classrooms of first-grade teacher Jessica Peyerk and second-grade teacher Chelsea Schlak at Leonard Elementary,you might notice a lot more repetition and hand signals going on than other classrooms....more >>
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OES kids take Super-U Challenge

As a way of spreading the anti-bullying message, Oxford Elementary hosted an assembly known as the "Super-U Challenge." "Super-U Challenge is an interactive game show, kind of based around the format of some of the old Nickelodeon games shows, Double Dare and things like that, so it's really interactive and not just questions and answers," said game show host Chris Linn....more >>
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Born February 12th
1809: Abraham Lincoln, 16th U.S. President of the United State (1861-1865).
1809: Charles Darwin, naturalist and influential theorist of evolution (On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection).
1828: George Meredith, English poet and novelist.
1857: Eugene Atget, French photographer, took over 10,000 photographs documenting Paris.
1874: Auguste Perret, French architect, pioneer in designs of reinforced concrete buildings.
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in history
1709: Alexander Selkirk, the Scottish seaman whose adventures inspired the creation of Daniel Dafoe's Robinson Crusoe, is taken off Juan Fernandez Island after more than four years of living there alone.
1793: The first fugitive slave law, requiring the return of escaped slaves, is passed.
1818: Chile gains independence from Spain.
1836: Mexican General Santa Anna crosses the Rio Grande en route to the Alamo.
1909: The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is formed.