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Education

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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      High school graduation a major milestone

      Do you remember your graduation ceremony? What about what you did afterward? Editor Don Whitten writes about high school graduation and the few changes through the years as we get ready to honor our high school seniors this weekend. (May 16, 2012, Page 4)

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        Middle class affected most by tuition crunch

        Tuition increases at colleges and universities affect everyone, but they usually affect the middle class more. Editor Don Whitten gives Ole Miss Chancellor Dan Jones’ take on the situation in today’s column. (May 14, 2012, Page 4A)

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          Thank those who teach more than just three R’s

          There are men and women out there who spend more time than anyone else with our children, and this is the week set aside to recognize them. Do you remember the impact your teachers had on you and do you see the impact they have on our youth. Editor Don Whitten talks about teachers, past and present, and all they do. (May 9, 2012, Page 4)

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            Private funding getting more crucial in higher ed

            The biggest challenge facing colleges and universities everywhere is simple: funding. Editor Don Whitten looks at how funding has changed over the years and shares some of University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones’ insights on how private funding is becoming more important in higher education. (May 2, 2012, Page 4)

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              Letters to the Editor

              Susan Kelly writes to thank all of the businesses and others who helped make the local Girl Scouts’ StoryWalk project a success, while Austin G. of Harlan, Iowa, writes to ask readers for help on his fifth-grade social studies project. (April 26, 2012, Page 4)

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                Job’s Job

                Local columnist Jimmy Reed, while battling flu-like symptoms and other issues, was reminded of the real tribulations that Job went through and resolved to overcome any self-pity he might have had. (April 24, 2012, Page 4)

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                  Should ‘extras’ be limited at failing schools?

                  Would it help spark improvement at failing schools if students were barred from participating in sports, band and other extracurricular activities. Or would just limiting participation do more good? Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at one idea that’s being discussed to help motivate those in failing and struggling districts. (April 23, 2012, Page 4A)

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                    Why start school later? Tourism? Heat?

                    The starting date for public schools has been moving up closer and closer to the first of August in recent years, but a measure going through the state Legislature would push it back to the third week in August. Editor Don Whitten looks at the pros and cons of going back to a later starting date. (April 13, 2012, Page 4A)

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