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Education

Letters to the Editor

Brianna Peck writes to ask for help with a school project on Mississippi, while Jack Dunbar writes to congratulate CVS Pharmacy for its stand on tobacco sales. (October 5, 2014, Page 4A)

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    Attending today, achieving tomorrow

    Oxford School District Superintendent Brian Harvey writes a “Your Turn”  column explaining issues with school attendance, the importance of  school attendance and what can be done individually and collectively. (October 3, 2014, Page 4A)

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      It’s time for a trip to the book fair

      Hear about a book fair at your student’s school. We suggest dropping by; it’s a great way to support the schools and to help our students with their reading. (October 2, 2014, Page 4A)

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        We need to help our schools help our children

        Almost one-third of the third-graders at Della Davidson Elementary School have, through preliminary assessment, been shown to be at some risk of not passing the spring assessment test of their reading ability to allow them to move on to the fourth grade. Our View expresses concern about these numbers and urges all parents and caregivers to do their part to help with the extra measures the local schools are taking to help our young students. (September 25, 2014, Page 4A)

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          Letters to the Editor

          Meridith Wulff writes, on National Literacy Day, to remind everyone of the value of reading and to urge all to help groups such as the Lafayette County Literacy Council to help others to improve basic literacy skills. (September 8, 2014, Page 4)

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            Education briefs

            • Williams participates in UM program
            • Hayden receives certification
            • DDES to host snack, strategies event
            • Education classes set at WIN center
            • LHS Class of ’72 to host reunion
            • NWCC to offer classes on Morris
            • UM Grad School dean receives NASA honor

             (September 7, 2014, Page 6C)

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              Letters to the Editor

              The Lovepacks Board writes to thank all of the individuals, businesses and groups who made donations and gave other assistance to the Lovepacks program in Oxford and Lafayette County. (September 5, 2014, Page 4)

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                Outgoing school board members deserve our thanks

                “Our View” looks at the difficult challenge facing anyone who serves on a school board, and thanks outgoing board members Mike McPhail of Lafayette and Denny Tosh of Oxford for their service. (September 4, 2014, Page 4)

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                  Overby Center programs offer great opportunity

                  Interested in documentaries, history, politics, sports? “Our View” suggests you look over the list of programs offered by the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics this fall at the University of Mississippi. (September 2, 2014, Page 4)

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                    All educational programs eventually replaced

                    Common Core, whether good, bad or in between, will eventually be replaced by another educational program. It’s just the nature of education and the education business, Editor Don Whitten writes. (September 1, 2014, Page 4)

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