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Education funding

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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    Letters to the Editor

    Anne Steel writes to say that one of the keys to improving education in Mississippi is to fully fund the Mississiappi Adequate Education Program (MAEP). (February 3, 2014, Page 4)

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      Local representative takes look at Medicaid expansion

      Brad Mayo, who represents Oxford and District 12 in the Mississippi House of Representatives, answers some questions and expresses some concerns about Medicaid expansion and costs in a guest column. (May 23, 2013, Page 4)

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        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)

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          Letters to the Editor

          Syl Moorhead takes a closer look at charter schools and points out some questions to be answered and problems to be worked out before they become widespread. (January 24, 2013, Page 4)

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            Private funding getting more crucial in higher ed

            The biggest challenge facing colleges and universities everywhere is simple: funding. Editor Don Whitten looks at how funding has changed over the years and shares some of University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones’ insights on how private funding is becoming more important in higher education. (May 2, 2012, Page 4)

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              Letters to the Editor

              Camie Bianco and Claire Rychlak write to thank Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority at Ole Miss for its assistance in a program that gave books to Oxford Elementary School and Della Davidson Elementary School students, while Sabrina Bishop writes to ask how charter school funding can be fair for everyone. (March 23, 2012, Page 4A)

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                Senate bill on charter schools needs some work

                Claiborne Barksdale, CEO of the Barksdale Reading Institute, writes a guest column saying that this week’s state senate bill about charter schools may have good intentions but it has two provisions that raise concerns and should be modified. (February 20, 2012, Page 4A)

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                  How will lawmakers respond to Barbour’s budget?

                  Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, heading into his final year in office, has submitted his annual Executive Budget Recommendations to members of the State Legislature. Editor Don Whitten notes that some of the numbers involving budget cuts are lower than anticipated, but there are expected to be battles in several areas before the FY 2012 budget is eventually adopted. (November 19, 2010, Page 4A)

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                    Layoffs at Lafayette

                    Several positions from each school in the Lafayette County School District are being cut due to ongoing funding shortfalls. While some school employees have already been informed their position was being cut, others were still being notified this week, Superintendent Mike Foster said. (May 7, 2010, Page 1A, 9A)

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