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Education

City schools promote high-tech reading

Oxford Middle School students recently skyped with second graders at Oxford Elementary to read them stories. The students are also now on Twitter at www.twitter.com/omsis to post what they are reading. (October 11, 2011, Page 5)

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    Bullying changes – and not for the better

    Bullying continues to be a problem, so much so that October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at changes in bullying through the years and notes that it’s a problem we all need to deal with. (October 5, 2011, Page 4)

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      Constitution Week – and a Constitution quiz

      How many of you have followed through on Maralyn Howell Bullion’s request to read the U.S. Constitution during Constitution Week? Editor Don Whitten encourages readers to do just that, and he offers a quiz to see how well you understand what you read. (September 21, 2011, Page 4)

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        Letters to the Editor

        Maralyn Howell Bullion writes to remind people it’s Constitution Week and to encourage them to read the powerful document, while Katherin Carothers writes to thank Dr. Jean Shaw for her individual and collective contributions to the community. (September 19, 2011, Page 4A)

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          Taking small, but tasty, steps to adulthood

          One of the steps to adulthood involves learning to prepare food for meals. News Editor Jonathan Scott and his family are working with his elder daughter to help her make the transition to cooking her own meals and filling out her own menu – while she’s miles away at college. (September 1, 2011, Page 4)

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            Taking a look at ‘beautiful,’ ‘ugly’ words

            Did you know there are “beautiful” words, words that sound nice and leave us smiling? Just as there are “ugly” words, words that don’t sound nice and might make you cringe. Editor Don Whitten looks closer at an annual survey by Mississippi State professor Robert E. Wolverton Sr. that lists words in both categories. (August 19, 2011, Page 4A)

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              Some classes we like; others, well …

              A previous column discussed classes, periods and subjects that most students seem to like. What about the other side – the ones that many students aren’t as excited about. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at two Top 10 lists, one of the hardest subjects and the other of the most boring subjects. (August 17, 2011, Page 4)

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                Scores up in state, future promising

                With school back in session, Mississippi Department of Education board chairman Charles McClelland writes a guest column to note the improvement in test scores from last year and to say that even better things are expected this year in Mississippi. (August 8, 2011, Page 4)

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                  It’s not just the heat, it’s the apprehension

                  Is, as T.S. Eliot wrote, April the cruelest month. News Editor Jonathan Scott suggests it might actually be August because of all involved with starting school again. He takes a look at the concerns that parents have to help their children from pre-K through seniors in high school deal with this month every year. (August 4, 2011, Page 4)

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                    School days can combine fun, education

                    With open houses this week and classes beginning Thursday for most local students, Don Whitten takes a look at the “fun” parts of school – recess, lunch and activity period – and how they play a key role in the education process. (August 3, 2011, Page 4)

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