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Education

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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                  Khayat shares insights, motivation in memoir

                  Why did Robert Khayat make the choices and decisions he did when he served as chancellor of the University of Mississippi from 1995 to 2009? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at Khayat’s memoir, “The Education of a Lifetime,” that’s out this week and shows how Khayat’s upbringing helped shape him into the person who led his alma mater to unprecedented heights and accomplishments. (September 9, 2013, Page 4A)

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                    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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