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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Education

Computer use needs more evaluation

Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a look at computer use by students in schools and suggests that more evaluation is needed about how much it helps and how it affects students’ learning. (April 17, 2015, Page 4A)

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    Celebrating one of the neatest places to visit

    One of the places most of us visit early and life and for the rest of our lives — the library — is being honored this week as we celebrate National Library Week. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at all the local public library has to offer as well as memories of other libraries. (April 15, 2015, Page 4A)

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      Shipman win levels playing field in voting for initiative

      We commend Oxford’s Adrian Shipman for her courage and resourcefulness in standing up for Initiative 42, and feel that her victory in court should serve to make the options a bit clearer to Mississippi voters this fall. (April 8, 2015, Page 4A)

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        UM family should listen to their leader

        University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones, in a letter and news conference last week, urged Ole Miss faculty, staff, students and alumni to follow the school’s creed as the future brings about change. We echo those words of a true leader at the university. (April 6, 2015, Page 4)

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          Oxford’s newest university teaching garage band 101

          Roxford University, a school to introduce budding musicians to the concert scene, is gearing up for its first semester on April 6. (April 2, 2015, Page 5)

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            Legislative move to fix IHL system will continue

            State Sen. Gray Tollison’s concurrent resolutions that could lead to individual universities in Mississippi being governed by their own separate boards will not make it to the floor for debate this session, but Tollison and others will pick up the ball again next January and we encourage and support their ongoing efforts. (March 29, 2015, Page 4A)

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              What we’ve learned during a busy week

              It has, indeed, been a week since the news first broke about the IHL board deciding to not extend University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones’ contract, What have we learned and, more importantly, what will we do with that information? We encourage a positive response and continued action. (March 27, 2015, Page 4A)

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                It depends on what you want to know

                Local columnist T.J. Ray writes about a video he received recently showing college students being asked questions, and he expressed concern about some of the answers they knew and didn’t know. (March 27, 2015, Page 4B)

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                  Lawmaking a challenging, often thankless job

                  We don’t always agree with our representatives’ votes in Jackson and Washington, D.C., and we do have differences of opinion. But that’s all it is — a difference of opinion. We urge all to think about the challenges facing our lawmakers and give them the respect their position deserves. (March 9, 2015, Page 4)

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                    Dancing politicians

                    Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a look back at a recent program in town that featured two state legislators discussing education and other issues in Mississippi. (March 6, 2015, Page 4)

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