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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Oxford School District

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)

To sex ed or not to sex ed

Results are in from a Center for Mississippi Policy survey of parents across Mississippi about sex education in the schools, and Staff Writer Melanie Addington takes a look at the results and other things to consider as the local schools prepare to pick a program to implement. (December 16, 2011, Page 4A)

Letters to the Editor

Robyn Tannehill and Helen Phillips write to thank all of the people in the community that supported the recent Oxford school bond issue, and to note that voting Yes on the issue was the right thing to do even in light of recent information about other funding and the overall capital improvement project. (November 10, 2010, Page 4)

Supporting a tradition of educational excellence

With schools in the area, state, region and country reporting problems, there’s no question that the local Oxford School District is on the opposite end of the spectrum. Editor Jonathan Scott talks about how well the school has done in relation to his children who have gone through the system, and he urges all to help continue that tradition of educational excellence by supporting the $30 million bond issue next Tuesday. (October 21, 2010, Page 4)

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