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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Education

Bubble gun decision leaves you wondering

Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at a recent incident in Pennsylvania where a 5-year-old girl was suspended for telling a couple of classmates that she wanted to shoot them and herself with her Hello Kitty bubble gun, and he wonders if sometimes we need to exercise a bit of common sense along with caution. (January 23, 2013, Page 4A)

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    Special group stops by for tour of EAGLE

    School classes, scout troops and other groups take tours of The EAGLE; the most recent tour was by a group of college students from Korea. Editor Don Whitten recalls their visit, some of their questions and their excitement about seeing American journalism in action. (January 18, 2013, Page 4A)

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      Letters to the Editor

      Justin Cluck writes to urge citizens to become involved by looking into charter schools and proposed legislation and to let your representatives in Jackson know how you feel. (January 17, 2013, Page 4)

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        What about the failing charter schools?

        Former Mississippi state superintendent of schools and Oxonian Dick Boyd writes to ask if lawmakers are considering the results of failing charter schools along with the success stories, and he cites ratings from Ohio in his guest column. (January 16, 2013, Page 4)

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          It’s Awfully Hot Down Here

          The purpose of education, most agree, is to gain the ability to communicate effectively and efficiently – and accurately and correctly. Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates a story one of his students wrote that shows the importance of all of those factors in communication. (January 15, 2013, Page 4)

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            Letters to the Editor

            Erika Berry writes to urge readers to look into public charter schools to see how they off alternatives for students who might be struggling at successful or unsuccessful districts around the state. (January 10, 2013, Page 4)

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              Charter school fears

              Education – and charter schools – will be a big subject for discussion and possible action in the state Legislature this session, and guest columnist Buddy Chain takes a closer look at some of the fears and concerns he has about substantially expanding the number of charter schools in Mississippi. (January 7, 2013, Page 4A)

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                Popular Seasons Greetings section coming Friday

                It’s time again for what might be the largest, and most popular, special section The Oxford EAGLE publishes each year – the Seasons Greetings section. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the section and the special letters that will be a part of Friday’s paper. (December 20, 2012, Page 4)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  Allyson Campbell writes to point out problems with the alternative school for Lafayette Middle School and to urge school officials to reform and improve the system to stress education. (December 13, 2012, Page 4)

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                    Knowing your history and what it means

                    The basics of education – the “Three R’s” – are important, but so are other subjects taught in school. Editor Don Whitten writes about history and its importance to us and offers a quiz about Pearl Harbor Day to make a point. (December 7, 2012, Page 4A)

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