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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Common Core

Schools relieved over rating delay

The U.S. Department of Education recently announced that Mississippi schools will have a one year grace period for their school ratings because of disalignment with common core curriculum requirements and state testing. (June 9, 2014, Page 5)

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    Culture shock

    Local columnist T.J. Ray wonders about the world we’re living in today — is there too much superficiality, too little reality — and what it will mean for future generations. (March 27, 2014, Page 4)

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      Will longer school day help education?

      After last week’s column suggesting that schools need to add hours or days, Editor Don Whitten takes a look at one of the options – increasing the school day by 30-45 minutes. (February 10, 2014, Page 4)

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        Let’s communicate about education

        Editor Don Whitten points out inconsistencies in what lawmakers, educators and parents think is best for our children and schools – for example, in whether to decrease, increase of keep the amount of time at school – and urges them to communicate better with one another. (February 5, 2014, Page 4)

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          Taking a closer look at Common Core

          Guest columnist Maxine H. Karr takes a closer look at the Common Core State Standards that are being implemented at schools around the country. (October 17, 2013, Page 4)

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            Laws needed to protect basic education?

            Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at a North Carolina law passed recently requiring students to be competent in cursive writing and to memorize the multiplication tables in elementary school. (July 17, 2013, Page 4)

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