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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Education

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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          Using keyboard, typing two different things

          Computers are more and more a part of the education process, yet typing is not something that youngsters have a lot of experience. Editor Don Whitten discovers an alternative that might be the answer: a keyboard that’s alphabetical rather than the standard QWERTY layout. (October 23, 2013, Page 4)

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            Taking a closer look at Common Core

            Guest columnist Maxine H. Karr takes a closer look at the Common Core State Standards that are being implemented at schools around the country. (October 17, 2013, Page 4)

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              Letters to the Editor

              The Oxford Endowment for Public Education board of directors write to thank all involved with making this year’s Charger Challenge fundraiser a big success and to remind everyone they can still join OEPE. (October 4, 2013, Page 4A)

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                Ole Miss Opportunity program good for state

                Families and individuals in Mississippi thinking about college and funding to pay for it might have another option to consider: the Ole Miss Opportunity scholarship program for low-income Mississippians. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the program, which offers assistance to the neediest of possible students, and how it can help the state overall. (October 2, 2013, Page 4)

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                  Hopeful signs seen on path to better race relations

                  Events around the community – this summer’s dialogue and action between First and Second Baptist churches about past wrongs, last weekend’s dedication of the Burns-Belfry Museum & Multicultural Center and this weekend’s open house at the former black, one-room Newell School – are all signs of progress in race relations. News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look at the events and others which hopefully point to bigger things still to come. (September 26, 2013, Page 4)

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                    Growing up in the age of technology

                    Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg looks at the Internet explosion and writes about how she’s worked with her children and now her grandchildren to navigate and use the world wide web safely. (September 19, 2013, Page 4)

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