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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Education

Who should decide about consolidation?

There’s a “dirty” word going around the state when it comes to education issues – “consolidation.” Editor Don Whitten takes a look at how the state Legislature is dealing with consolidation as well as different considerations for different school districts. (February 19, 2014, Page 4)

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    UM program aims to enrich daily life

    The Psychological Services Center at Ole Miss invites members of the community to participate in an eight-week program that focuses on mindfulness and strengths. (February 14, 2014, Page 3A)

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      More school days or a different calendar?

      The Center for America Progress is recommending that more time is added to the school year to help students and teachers deal with Common Core Standards, and Editor Don Whitten takes a look at options that involve adding more days to the school year or adjusting the school calendar a bit. (February 14, 2014, Page 4A)

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        Will longer school day help education?

        After last week’s column suggesting that schools need to add hours or days, Editor Don Whitten takes a look at one of the options – increasing the school day by 30-45 minutes. (February 10, 2014, Page 4)

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          Let’s communicate about education

          Editor Don Whitten points out inconsistencies in what lawmakers, educators and parents think is best for our children and schools – for example, in whether to decrease, increase of keep the amount of time at school – and urges them to communicate better with one another. (February 5, 2014, Page 4)

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            Uh-Madgun

            Local columnist and college instructor Jimmy Reed turns a life lesson from his mentor, Jaybird, into a philosophy he uses with his students of trying to search for, and bring out, potential. (February 4, 2014, Page 4)

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              Letters to the Editor

              Anne Steel writes to say that one of the keys to improving education in Mississippi is to fully fund the Mississiappi Adequate Education Program (MAEP). (February 3, 2014, Page 4)

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                Letters to the Editor

                Ivy B., a fifth-grader at Cascade Christian School in Puyallup, Wash., writes to ask for help from readers with a project she is doing on the state of Mississippi. (January 15, 2014, Page 4)

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                  Start Yo’ Rows

                  Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls the lessons from his boyhood mentor that motivated him, and talks about how he plans to pass that on to his students by reminding them the way to get something done is to get started with the task at hand. (January 7, 2014, Page 4)

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                    Local legislators return to Jackson

                    Education, corrections budget and systems expected to be hot topics during the upcoming Legislative session which starts on Tuesday in Jackson. (January 6, 2014, Page 1)

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