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Education

OSD solving transportation troubles

The Oxford School District has had several transportation meetings to further sort out traffic problems and bus issues. Officials mention wrecks seen at the high school. (August 28, 2014, Page 1)

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    MDE releases test scores

    The Mississippi Department of Education released 2013-14 state test scores. Most schools noticed a drop in scores due to an implemented common core curriculum and a standard state test. (August 26, 2014, Page 1)

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      OSD releases AP, ACT scores

      The Oxford School Board announced the results of student scoring on Advanced Placement and ACT tests. AP scores were slightly down from last year. (August 26, 2014, Page 1)

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        OSD, LCSD grow again

        Student enrollment numbers for the Oxford and Lafayette County school district are seeing growth again as expected. Both schools are discussing elementary school changes to handle growth. (August 25, 2014, Page 1)

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          OSD has few first-day hiccups

          The Oxford School District had a few kinks on the first day of classes Monday. They are working to smooth the transition to all the changes they implemented in the new school year. (August 20, 2014, Page 8A)

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            Education Briefs

            • Local UM students named to chancellor’s honor roll
            • New center and UM law clinic to advocate for human rights and social justice in Miss.
            • OSD requests info from farmers
            • UM sets Aug. 21 for law student orientation
            • Soil, Water Conservation Districts scholarships available
            • OMS play auditions
            • GED test preparation course offered

             (August 19, 2014, Page 5)

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              City, county officials sign Better Schools petition

              Oxford and Lafayette County officials came together yesterday on the square to sign the Better Schools, Better Jobs petition. Oxford open house events will present another chance for petition signatures. (August 12, 2014, Page 5)

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                Education Briefs

                • Car wash fundraiser set this weekend
                • Back 2 School Bash set Saturday
                • OMS announces audition dates
                • Flesher, Mattern earn degrees
                • Sept. 30 application deadline set for scholarship
                • BES sets start dates for pre-k, kindergarten

                 (August 12, 2014, Page 5)

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                  LCSD changes grading scale

                  The Lafayette County School District approved a change to their grading scaled for the 2014-15 school year. They are now moving to a modified ten-point scale. (August 6, 2014, Page 1)

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                    Education Briefs

                    • Syracuse University ranks as No. 1 party school
                    • Head Start registration scheduled for next week
                    • NWCC fall registration just around the corner
                    • Open house dates set for LCSD
                    • Flesher, Mattern earn degrees
                    • O’Neill graduates from Auburn
                    • GED test preparation course offered

                     (August 5, 2014, Page 5)

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