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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Education

Take a look before following Bush’s ideas

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush recently urged Mississippi to follow the lead of his state in making changes in the education of children. Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg, who lived in Florida for many years before moving to Oxford, cautions that we should all take a closer look at what was done and what happened in Florida before we commit wholesale to Bush’s recommendations. (August 16, 2012, Page 4A)

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    Gaming devices, other tech give rise to millennial maturity

    Youngsters have embraced the technology available these days, beginning with their earliest video-oriented games. Now, local columnist Deidra Jackson wonders, should there be a concern of this generation disengaging from society as most of us know it? (August 16, 2012, Page 4A)

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      Letters question group’s efficiency

      It’s one thing to get a letter asking to be part of something you’ve had an ongoing or past relationship with. It’s quite another, local columnist T.J. Ray writes, to be approached by someone you barely know, and it makes you wonder about that group’s efficiency in recruiting members, raising funds, et cetera. (August 3, 2012, Page 4A)

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        Put Me In, Coach

        Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls his days playing high school football and the lessons he learned about life during those days. (July 17, 2012, Page 4)

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          Plan B

          Local columnist Jimmy Reed heard his words coming right back to him recently when he gave an assignment to his students. The solution? Plan B, of course, which apparently should have been Plan A. (July 10, 2012, Page 4)

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            Bus bullying shows much bigger problem

            The bus bullying incident in upstate New York has gained lots of attention, and Editor Don Whitten writes that he hopes it brings attention to a bigger problem – parents teaching their children about basic respect for others and children learning that lesson. (June 27, 2012, Page 4)

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              Fabianism In Education

              Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes on Fabianism in education, noting that high expectations and hard work are the key to success in school and in life. (June 19, 2012, Page 4)

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                Barksdales honored for education efforts

                Claiborne and Jim Barksdale will receive the Winter-Reed Partnership Award in September for their education efforts in the state. (May 31, 2012, Page 2)

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                  Mr. King – his impact will never be forgotten

                  Former Oxford High student Jake McGraw, now pursuing his master’s degree at the University of Oxford, writes a guest column about one of the inspirations in his life – the teaching of the late John Morgan King in an eighth-grade social studies class. (May 22, 2012, Page 4)

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                    Rosa Parks, Thoreau and civil disobedience

                    As random thoughts led to other random thoughts, local columnist T.J. Ray recalled one of his attempts at teaching Henry David Thoreau and civil disobedience to college students years ago. Ray writes about the lesson and how it relates to today. (May 18, 2012, Page 4A)

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