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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Education

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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                  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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