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Friday, March 6, 2015

Education

Dancing politicians

Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a look back at a recent program in town that featured two state legislators discussing education and other issues in Mississippi. (March 6, 2015, Page 4)

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    Dropping subject test requirement a positive move

    It’s good to see our state lawmakers and top educators on the same page with the state House’s vote showing support for the announcement that subject area test results will no longer be an independent factor that determines whether or not a senior can graduate. (March 5, 2015, Page 4A)

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      Kindergarten transition meeting, info so crucial

      This evening’s meeting at the First Baptist Church’s Fellowship Hall concerning transitioning youngsters to kindergarten is extremely important. We applaud the effort by the local Excel by 5 Coalition to get the word out, and encourage all with young children to attend or follow up to get the information. (March 3, 2015, Page 4)

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        On ‘Way Fum Up In ‘Roun Behine

        Local columnist Jimmy Reed learned from his childhood friend and mentor Jaybird that it formal education isn’t everything when it comes to communicating and teaching. (March 3, 2015, Page 4)

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          Ed funding vote shows lawmakers’ feelings

          Editor Tim Phillips writes that while it wasn’t a big surprise, it was disappointing to see the Mississippi House of Representatives vote for education funding more than $205 million under what would have been fully funding the Mississippi Adequate Education Program. (February 23, 2015, Page 4)

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            Meeting to explain more about Literacy-Based Promotion Act

            You may have read or heard lots about the Literacy-Based Promotion Act which requires students to be reading on a third-grade level before being promoted to the fourth grade. If you still have questions, however, there’s an excellent chance to learn more — including tips to help our youngsters improve their reading — as the Mississippi Department of Education will hold a regional meeting Wednesday at the Oxford Conference Center. (February 23, 2015, Page 4)

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              Reading skills focus of meeting

              A meeting next Wednesday will help inform parents and others interested in the education of our children about the requirement that third-grade students must be able to read on grade level before being promoted to the fourth grade. (February 19, 2015, Page 1A)

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                State Reps’ funding move very disturbing

                Local columnist T.J. Ray reacts to word that the Mississippi House of Representatives didn’t come anywhere near fully funding education for the upcoming fiscal year. (February 19, 2015, Page 4A)

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                  Moore named Teacher of the Year at Bramlett

                  Mary Beth Moore’s leadership and unique teaching strategy has earned her the title of Teacher of the Year at Bramlett Elementary School. (February 17, 2015, Page 1)

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                    The world needs creative thinkers

                    Columnist Milly West challenges everyone to see out creative answers to education and health issues plaguing Mississippi. (February 15, 2015, Page 3C)

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