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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Education

Letters to the Editor

Rohini Patel writes to remind students of today to master the resources available to them because their ultimate prize from education is their future. (May 8, 2014, Page 4)

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    Letters to the Editor

    Bill and Carole Arnold write about DORE USA, a program they’ve discovered that is helping them meed the special educational needs of a grandchild they are raising. (April 11, 2014, Page 4A)

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      Yik Yak, don’t talk back

      Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a closer look at the Yik Yak concern and how school officials are urging parents to talk to their kids about the problem and dealing with it. (April 10, 2014, Page 4A)

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        Letters to the Editor

        Cristen Hemmins writes to say that Gov. Phil Bryant should be as concerned, or more, about helping all public schools kids as he has been about special needs children, while Rohini Patel writes to say that we need to look at inner beauty more than the changing illusion of outer appearances. (April 10, 2014, Page 4A)

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          Letters to the Editor

          Meridith Wulff of the Lafayette County Literacy Council writes to thank sponsors and all of the volunteers who helped make the 2014 Young Authors Fair program a big success. (April 3, 2014, Page 4)

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            College athletes employees of school? No way

            Are college athletes on scholarship employees of the school? A National Labor Relations Board ruling says they are, opening the door for Northwestern University football players to unionize. Editor Don Whitten disagrees with the ruling and explains his stance on the issue. (March 31, 2014, Page 4)

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              Letters to the Editor

              John Juergens writes to explain his opposition to early graduation policies for high school students. (March 31, 2014, Page 4)

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                Culture shock

                Local columnist T.J. Ray wonders about the world we’re living in today — is there too much superficiality, too little reality — and what it will mean for future generations. (March 27, 2014, Page 4)

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                  Learning from first class of charter schools

                  Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board chairman Tommy Cardin released last week a list of 12 potential charter school programs that could be approved for the state under a law passed last year. Editor Don Whitten looks at the list and wonders how much all educators in the state will learn from the charter schools that gain approval and open in the next year or two. (March 19, 2014, Page 4)

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                    When is graphic too graphic for youngsters?

                    Staff writer Jerra Scott’s trip to a local school to write a story about the UNITE Arrive Alive Tour stop there turned out to be much more graphic and emotional than expected. Scott takes a look at the program intended to cut back on texting while driving and drunken driving, and wonders if it might be too graphic for some. (March 6, 2014, Page 4)

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