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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Education

Reading skills focus of meeting

A meeting next Wednesday will help inform parents and others interested in the education of our children about the requirement that third-grade students must be able to read on grade level before being promoted to the fourth grade. (February 19, 2015, Page 1A)

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    State Reps’ funding move very disturbing

    Local columnist T.J. Ray reacts to word that the Mississippi House of Representatives didn’t come anywhere near fully funding education for the upcoming fiscal year. (February 19, 2015, Page 4A)

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      Moore named Teacher of the Year at Bramlett

      Mary Beth Moore’s leadership and unique teaching strategy has earned her the title of Teacher of the Year at Bramlett Elementary School. (February 17, 2015, Page 1)

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        The world needs creative thinkers

        Columnist Milly West challenges everyone to see out creative answers to education and health issues plaguing Mississippi. (February 15, 2015, Page 3C)

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          Imam teaches community about Islam

          Dr. Mohamed ElSammani Hamid, imam of the mosque in Hickory Flat, gave a local group information about Islam and Muslims Wednesday in a presentation at the Oxford-University Club. (February 15, 2015, Page 5C)

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            LUES studies Titanic’s tragic voyage

            Third-grade students at Lafayette Upper Elementary School got to experience history as they played roles of people who were on the Titanic when it sank more than a century ago. (February 15, 2015, Page 4C)

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              Tibetan monks to visit Oxford

              Six Tibetan monks are hosting events in Oxford this week to share Tibetan culture and to raise funds for their monastery. (February 15, 2015, Page 3A)

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                Reading instruction, retention plans example of unfunded mandate

                We’ve tackled the issue of unfunded mandates in public education before, and continue to see that problem affecting students, teachers and schools in Mississippi. The latest example concerns the unfunded, or under-funded, mandate to have third-graders reading on grade level before they can be promoted to the fourth grade. We call on state lawmakers to come up with the money necessary to implement fully this important program and requirement. (February 12, 2015, Page 4A)

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                  Lawmakers and education — who needs the public?

                  Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a look at education issues in Mississippi and how some are being handled by state lawmakers and other interest groups. (February 12, 2015, Page 4A)

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                    Money, time patience needed in education

                    Changes in education, whether good or bad, come with costs and many are often unfunded mandates from the state or national level that the local districts have to figure out how to pay for. We see the need for increased funding, but also for time and patience as schools deal with all the changes that are supposed to help with the education process. (February 6, 2015, Page 4A)

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