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Education

Teaching saving tougher for parents these days

There are things parents teach, or attempt to teach, their children. One involves money – earning it, saving it, spending it, giving it to the needy, et cetera. Teaching saving, Editor Don Whitten writes, is getting tougher and tougher, especially with savings producing little to no return that would provide motivation and incentive. (April 11, 2011, Page 4A)

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    Maverick

    Maverick. To many, they’re unorthodox, non-conformist and independent-minded. To others, they swim upstream as they seek new truths and disprove old ones. Local columnist Jimmy Reed, a self-proclaimed maverick, tells the story of one of the all-time mavericks, Albert Einstein. (April 5, 2011, Page 4A)

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      Making a difference in one child’s life

      JoAnne Wilkinson reminds us how we can influence someone’s life with the little things we do. Read her story of how she helped change the life of a 14-year-old boy. (April 1, 2011, Page 1B)

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        Critical thinking skills? Don’t make app for that

        Some of the basics and fundamentals of education – think teaching cursive writing – are going by the wayside in many schools. The cause? Technology. Local columnist Deidra Jackson worries about the trend and how it may eventually affect critical thinking by our youngsters in the education process. (March 24, 2011, Page 4)

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          Letters to the Editor

          Ken Sufka writes to say that it seems, once again, that Mississippi public school and college students will be short-changed by state leaders when it comes to funding education. (February 25, 2011, Page 4A)

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            Hope out of despair in Belize brings personal awakening

            Guest columnist Taylor McGraw always dreamed of the day he would be signing autographs for a group of kids, but little did he know it wouldn’t be as an Atlanta Braves outfielder but rather as a student helping youngsters in a sixth-grade classroom in San Pedro, Belize. McGraw relates details of a recent visit to the community of San Mateo and urges others to help those in need. (January 31, 2011, Page 4)

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              Road to closing the achievement gap

              Local columnist Deidra Jackson takes a look at studies of newborns and young children and how they develop academically, pointing out that race and class aren’t as big of factors as parenting and the quality and quantity of speech in the home. (January 20, 2011, Page 4)

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                Science, fair?

                Have you been working on a science project lately. Or perhaps you’ve been helping someone with theirs? Staff Writer Melanie Addington debates the pros and cons of science fair projects and learns that she’s certainly not alone. (January 14, 2011, Page 4A)

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                  Longer school year? Admirable but not feasible for all

                  Local columnist Deidra Jackson takes a closer look at a recent appeal by President Obama to consider a longer school year to help with education in the United States. Discussions with former teachers and a current administrator show some of the concerns that educators and parents would have with the well-intentioned recommendation. (October 14, 2010, Page 4)

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                    ‘A lucky man’

                    The local school system, from nursery school through law school, has been good for many local residents and their families, Andy Phillips writes in a guest column supporting passage of the referendum to raise funds to build a new high school. Phillips points to the quality of education and its draw on outsiders, and says it’s time to support a move to continue that high level available to local residents. (October 13, 2010, Page 4)

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