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Education

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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      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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