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Monday, December 22, 2014

Education

Popular section of EAGLE coming Friday

It’s that time of the year — for what many say is their favorite edition of The Oxford Eagle. Yes, the annual Seasons Greeting issue that includes hundreds and hundreds of letters from local youngsters to Santa Claus comes out Friday. Editor Don Whitten takes a look inside the paper getting those letters and preparing them for you to read. (December 17, 2014, Page 4A)

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    Lawmakers face active, involved constituency

    We predict interesting conversations coming up between state lawmakers and their constituents — particularly school officials, educators and parents of school-aged children — as they prepare to deal with two key education issues: fully funding MAEP and Common Core. (December 15, 2014, Page 4)

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      It’s time for Letters to Santa

      Our annual Seasons Greeting issue with Letters to Santa comes up in less than two weeks and already the letters are coming into the office. (December 8, 2014, Page 4)

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        Let’s keep politics out of education

        Common Core and its educational standards appear to be batted around like a beach ball between politicians and lawmakers in the coming months, and our view is that we need to leave politics out of education. (December 5, 2014, Page 4A)

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          Football always safe? Ask folks at UAB

          Shut down a college football program — naaah, never happen. OK, then, what happened this week at Alabama-Birmimgham. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the UAB situation and the surprise is must be to see a football program in that state actually shut down. (December 3, 2014, Page 4A)

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            Signs of Confederacy disappearing?

            Local columnist T.J. Ray notices that less and less history is being taught and that means less will be known about the Civil War. He writes about other changes that appear to show that signs of the Confederacy are disappearing and wonders what is next. (November 28, 2014, Page 4A)

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              Supreme Court justices’ visit special opportunity

              It’s exciting to hear about the upcoming visit by not one, but two, sitting members of the United States Supreme Court. We applaud the efforts it took the bring justices Antonin Scalia and Elena Kagan to the LOU community, and encourage those who can attend the even to do so. (November 28, 2014, Page 4A)

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                Kudos to the Oxford and Lafayette County school districts

                Lafayette High hosts a Veterans Day program and Oxford was the site of a U.S. Naturalization Ceremony, and we applaud the schools and all involved with this manner of teaching our children about government, service, honor and citizenship. (November 20, 2014, Page 4A)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  Terry and Chris McGill write an open letter to the community about the wonderful hospitality their experienced on their trip to the Ole Miss-Alabama football game, while Patsy Brumfield writes to thank all of those who signed and help round up signatures for the Better Schools, Better Jobs amendment drive. (October 22, 2014, Page 4A)

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                    Letters to the Editor

                    Sunny Young writes about the Oxford School District’s Good Food for Oxford Schools program and all who make it possible, while Jessica Perkins writes to point out the churches, groups and individuals who make the weekly More Than a Meal program a success. (October 15, 2014, Page 4A)

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