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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 August 31st
1918: Daniel Schorr, journalist.
1935: Eldridge Cleaver, political activist and author of Soul on Fire.
1936: Marva Collins, innovative educator who started Chicago's one-room school, Westside Preparatory.
1945: Van Morrison, Irish singer, songwriter.
1945: Itzhak Perlman, violinist.
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in history
1802: Captain Merriwether Lewis leaves Pittsburgh to meet up with Captain William Clark and begin their trek to the Pacific Ocean.
1864: At the Democratic convention in Chicago, General George B. McClellan is nominated for president.
1919: The Communist Labor Party is founded in Chicago, with the motto, Workers of the world unite!
1928: Kurt Weill's The Threepenny Opera opens in Berlin.
1940: Joseph Avenol steps down as Secretary-General of the League of Nations.