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Friday, October 31, 2014

Education

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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      Thou Art

      Local columnist Jimmy Reed gives an inside look at how things go at the beginning of the semester in a creative writing course he teaches. Reed teaches students early on that they need to write tight before they can write right. (October 14, 2014, Page 4)

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        Anti-bullying campaign has a place in OSD

        It’s “our view” that the community and the Oxford School District are fortunate to have youth author Jay Asher visit OHS as part of a nationwide anti-bullying campaign, and we commend all who played a part in bringing the program to the district. (October 14, 2014, Page 4)

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          Education funding hinges on ballot box

          Thousands and thousands of Mississippians have signed petitions to place a referendum on the ballot in 2015 that would require complete funding of MAEP. That’s the first step; now we have to see how many people will go to the polls and vote for something that might raise their taxes or cut other services they want, too. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the issue which serves a good purpose — the education of our children — but promises to bring more discussion before it’s all said and done. (October 12, 2014, Page 4A)

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            Is there a downside to technology?

            Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the possibility that technology can be a concern, wondering how you balance the advantages and improvements with the loss of low-skilled and low-paying jobs. (October 8, 2014, Page 4A)

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              Letters to the Editor

              Brianna Peck writes to ask for help with a school project on Mississippi, while Jack Dunbar writes to congratulate CVS Pharmacy for its stand on tobacco sales. (October 5, 2014, Page 4A)

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                Attending today, achieving tomorrow

                Oxford School District Superintendent Brian Harvey writes a “Your Turn”  column explaining issues with school attendance, the importance of  school attendance and what can be done individually and collectively. (October 3, 2014, Page 4A)

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                  It’s time for a trip to the book fair

                  Hear about a book fair at your student’s school. We suggest dropping by; it’s a great way to support the schools and to help our students with their reading. (October 2, 2014, Page 4A)

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                    We need to help our schools help our children

                    Almost one-third of the third-graders at Della Davidson Elementary School have, through preliminary assessment, been shown to be at some risk of not passing the spring assessment test of their reading ability to allow them to move on to the fourth grade. Our View expresses concern about these numbers and urges all parents and caregivers to do their part to help with the extra measures the local schools are taking to help our young students. (September 25, 2014, Page 4A)

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