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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Education

Bullying numbers better, but there’s still work to do

The U.S. Department of Education released numbers that show that 22 percent of students ages 12-18 say they have been bullied. That’s the lowest percentage in a decade, which is good news, but there’s still room for improvement and we call on our schools, parents, students and family members to work to drop that percentage even more. (May 17, 2015, Page 4A)

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    Board decision options often quite difficult

    Local columnist T.J. Ray, a local school board member himself for several years, acknowledges that often decisions boards have to make are very difficult. With that perspective, he takes a look at what’s been said and not said about a situation involving a teacher’s reassignment in the Oxford School District. (May 15, 2015, Page 4A)

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      Letters to the Editor

      Anne Steel writes to say she was flabbergasted and dismayed after hearing about Oxford Middle School English teacher Dr. Arleen Dowd’s reassignment to teaching social studies. (May 7, 2015, Page 4)

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        LHS gets new head man

        Dr. Glenn Kitchens, the current principal at Water Valley High School, will take over the same position at Lafayette High School in the 2015-16 school year. Current LHS principal Patrick Robinson will move into the central office as the district’s Secondary Curriculum 6-12 and Federal Programs Coordinator. (May 6, 2015, Page 1A)

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          Finals are here, but tests are never done

          Ole Miss students are taking final exams this week and many will be graduating this weekend. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at what lies ahead for graduates and how testing never really ends. (May 4, 2015, Page 4)

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            State officials still can’t settle Common Core

            Republicans passed a bill to, supposedly, end Common Core once and for all. But the bill didn’t satisfy Gov. Phil Bryant because of some details added and some left out, and he vetoed the bill Thursday. We urge our lawmakers to settle this issue — keep Common Core and move on or drop it and get a replacement and move on. (April 24, 2015, Page 4A)

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              Who to vote for … who to vote for

              Local columnist T.J. Ray is looking over his options as far as voting in upcoming elections, and he’s wondering about candidates from both major parties. (April 24, 2015, Page 4A)

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                Power, duties of IHL need changing

                The duties and powers of the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning are both simple and complex. However, with changing times, it appears that it’s time to re-evaluate some of those powers and duties and pass them along to the individual schools and universities. (April 20, 2015, Page 4)

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                  University valuable part of LOU community

                  Sometimes we in the LOU community take for granted how much the U means to the L and O. A visit by a university professor and some of his students to a couple of classes at Oxford Elementary School last week show how much the two can benefit from one another. (April 19, 2015, Page 4A)

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                    Let’s get every school a literacy coach, more assistants

                    It’s good news to hear from the Mississippi Department of Education that 78 literacy coaches have been added for schools around the state. It would be great news if we could hear that every elementary school had its needs met with these reading coaches as well as with helpful teacher assistants. (April 17, 2015, Page 4A)

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