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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Education

Letters to the Editor

Ricco D. Vance and Mary S. Sloan write to thank all of those who helped make the annual Yocona International Folk Festival’s tour a success in the community and around the region. (September 6, 2013, Page 4A)

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    School supplies – the old and the new

    Pencils, check. Paper, check. Notebooks, check. Calculator, huh? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the difference between school supply lists in the B.C (before calculator) and A.C. (after calculator) eras and recalls a magical tool called the slide rule. (August 19, 2013, Page 4A)

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      Letters to the Editor

      Ann G. O’Dell writes to let people know about an exciting opportunity to make a difference in young people’s lives by getting involved with students and teachers at the Oxford Learning Center. (August 9, 2013, Page 4A)

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        Letters to the Editor

        Adele Ford-Bonica writes to point out how involved and how important teachers are in the educational process. (August 8, 2013, Page 4)

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          Letters to the Editor

          Eric Randle writes to commend Jack Dunbar for his contributions to youth vision assistance and his selection as the Oxford School District’s Citizen of the Year. (August 7, 2013, Page 4)

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            Laws needed to protect basic education?

            Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at a North Carolina law passed recently requiring students to be competent in cursive writing and to memorize the multiplication tables in elementary school. (July 17, 2013, Page 4)

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              Will a PR person enhance learning?

              Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a look at the Oxford School District’s decision to create a public relations position and wonders how the money spent for the spot will help local students with their educational endeavors. (June 28, 2013, Page 4A)

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                Daddy led by example – and still does

                Editor Don Whitten takes a look at what makes a good father, citing his own father’s qualities and the way he raised – and is still raising – his children. (June 13, 2013, Page 4A)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  Members of the Lafayette Elementary School faculty and staff write to than the PTO for its contributions this year, while Jessica Perkins writes to thank all who volunteered for, and contributed to, More Than A Meal. (May 31, 2013, Page 4A)

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                    Thank a teacher today, every day

                    Teachers retire every year and every year we lose some of the ladies and gentlemen who make us who we are today. Editor Don Whitten pays tribute to teachers, retired or coming back next year. (May 16, 2013, Page 4)

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