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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Education

Early report on laptops mixed

The Oxford School Board was informed of an update at last night’s board meeting on the One to One Initiative that gave each student in the high school and middle school a laptop. While damages were reported as very minimal some parents have questioned just how much the laptop is a distraction for their child. (October 28, 2014, Page 1)

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    LES hopes to produce community helpers

    Lafayette Elementary School students got a lesson on community helpers from all aspects of the spectrum. The first-grade students also got a chance to be community helpers as well when they helped their kindergarten underclassman with a project. (October 26, 2014, Page 6C)

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      Education Briefs

      • OIS parent-only event set Tuesday
      • Jones gets scholarship
      • NASA to visit OIS Thursday
      • BES book fair set this week
      • Trunk or Treat set Friday at LHS
      • OHS newspaper Pacemaker Finalist
      • Stocks elected to university student government
      • NWCC Fall Fine Arts scholarship auditions set Friday
      • Local lawmakers praised for ed efforts
      • Allred wins Apple gift card

       (October 26, 2014, Page 6C)

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        Local schools retain rankings

        The Mississippi Department of Education released accountability ratings for local school districts today. As the state granted a waiver for rankings, all rankings stayed the same, however kindergarten readiness appears to be suffering throughout the state. (October 17, 2014, Page 1A)

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          LHS honors top SATP students

          Lafayette High School honored several students at Friday night’s football game who made a perfect score on their Subject Area tests. The school also honored teachers who made such an effort to prepare students for the exams and made the school an ‘A’ school once again. (October 14, 2014, Page 2)

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            OHS chosen for state anti-bullying campaign

            Oxford High School was chosen out of all other schools in the states for author Jay Asher’s 50 States Anti-Bullying Tour. The author will be at the school on Oct. 15th to discuss his book with teens. (October 12, 2014, Page 6C)

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              Education briefs

              • ACT workshop set today
              • Excel by 5 celebrates 10th anniversary
              • OHS to receive Top Ten Teen Books
              • MSU dedicates building to former president

               (October 12, 2014, Page 6C)

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                OSD may get millions for land

                The Oxford School District has received some multi-million-dollar bids on several tracts of land it owns near the Square. (October 12, 2014, Page 1A)

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                  Ethics Commission OKs Kendricks’ campaign

                  Oxford School Board elections are coming up quick and certain questions arose concerning the ethics of runner Marni Kendricks possibly being elected. Kendricks sought the opinion of the Mississippi Ethics Commission and her situation was considered favorable. (October 10, 2014, Page 2A)

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                    OMS students creating disturbances

                    The Oxford-Lafayette Public Library has recently seen its fair share of middle schoolers who walk down to the facility after school and cause disturbances with readers and staff. A police report was filed yesterday morning as the librarian believes some students started a fire on the steps of the library. (October 10, 2014, Page 1)

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