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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Oxford School District

Yik Yak, don’t talk back

Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a closer look at the Yik Yak concern and how school officials are urging parents to talk to their kids about the problem and dealing with it. (April 10, 2014, Page 4A)

Letters to the Editor

John Juergens writes to explain his opposition to early graduation policies for high school students. (March 31, 2014, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

Oxford School District Superintendent Brian Harvey writes about a new mobile app, Yik Yak, that’s surfaced locally and is causing problems, and he encourages students, parents and others to be responsible digital citizens. (March 21, 2014, Page 4A)

Don’t be afraid to speak up, ask questions

Last week, staff writer Alyssa Schnugg wrote about her frustration with wording about primary race on a school form. This week, she’s happy to report that there’s progress on that front, locally and nationally. With that in mind, Schnugg encourages others to see that their opinions do matter and should be expressed. (February 4, 2014, Page 4)

Being primarily human is all that matters

Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg, filling out a school form for her bi-racial granddaughter, became increasingly annoyed at one question that stumped her – the primary race of the child. Schnugg takes a look at the issue and wonders when race won’t be an issue and that we’re all members of the human race. (January 30, 2014, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

Adele Ford-Bonica writes to point out how involved and how important teachers are in the educational process. (August 8, 2013, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

Eric Randle writes to commend Jack Dunbar for his contributions to youth vision assistance and his selection as the Oxford School District’s Citizen of the Year. (August 7, 2013, Page 4)

Will a PR person enhance learning?

Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a look at the Oxford School District’s decision to create a public relations position and wonders how the money spent for the spot will help local students with their educational endeavors. (June 28, 2013, Page 4A)

Letters to the Editor

Members of the Oxford School Board write to explain their position, preferences and concerns when it comes to pending charter school legislation in Mississippi. (March 29, 2013, Page 4A)

Opting in – What you are choosing

Beginning this fall, parents of seventh- and 10th-graders in school systems around the state will have to decide if they want their children to take part in a 10-day sex education course – either abstinence-only or abstinence-plus. Staff Writer Melanie Addington takes a look at the local options and expresses concerns about what’s ahead. (June 1, 2012, Page 4A)

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