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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Education

Letters to the Editor

Susan Kelly writes about the deeply devoted teachers in the Oxford School District and singles out Rose Nash for her efforts in helping make sure the district takes a good look at the proposed staggered start times for the school day. (May 29, 2014, Page 4)

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    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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      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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          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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            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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                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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