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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 September 1st
1795: James Gordon Bennet, editor of the New York Sun, the first tabloid-sized daily newspaper.
1875: Edgar Rice Burroughs, novelist who created Tarzan, the Ape Man.
1907: Walter Reuther, labor leader who merged the American Federation of Labor with the Congress of International Organizations.
1923: Rocky Marciano, world heavyweight boxing champion who retired undefeated.
1939: Seiji Ozawa, conductor.
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in history
1773: Phillis Wheatley, a slave from Boston, publishes a collection of poetry, Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral, in London.
1807: Aaron Burr is arrested in Mississippi for complicity in a plot to establish a Southern empire in Louisiana and Mexico.
1821: William Becknell leads a group of traders from Independence, Mo., toward Santa Fe on what would become the Santa Fe Trail.Trailing Louis L’Amour in New Mexico.
1836: Protestant missionary Dr. Marcus Whitman leads a party to Oregon. His wife, Narcissa, is one of the first white women to travel the Oregon Trail. The Oregon Trail emigrants who chose to follow Stephen Meek thought his shortcut would save weeks of hard travel. Instead, it brought them even greater misery.
1864: Confederate forces under General John Bell Hood evacuate Atlanta in anticipation of the arrival of Union General William T. Sherman's troops. The Federal officer who sent his men naked against the enemy was Colonel James P. Brownlow of the 1st (Union) Tennessee Cavalry.