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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Education

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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                Political correctness holds heavy hand

                Local columnist T.J. Ray takes on political correctness, writing about how the misinterpreted actions of a well-meaning volunteer turned into something completely different because of the way some people sling around labels. (November 20, 2013, Page 4)

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                  The value of learning a second language

                  What’s the most valuable skill to have going into the workforce today? It’s been computers for years, but now might well be a second language. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at why learning a second language is so important. (November 1, 2013, Page 4A)

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                    Letters to the Editor

                    Angela R. Williams writes about her concern that the shooting in Sparks, Nev., didn’t get a lot of media play and wonders if that’s not a sign of the times where so many seem to be so busy that they don’t spend enough time parenting and watching out for youngsters. (October 28, 2013, Page 4A)

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