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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Education

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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    Learning the values of our coins

    Seeing a youngster get a lesson in the value of the change in our pockets and purses brought back memories to Editor Don Whitten of a time years ago when he unfairly used his knowledge of the value of coins in his elementary school’s “candy store.” (November 12, 2012, Page 4A)

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      That Night At The Two-Stick

      Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates a story from his college days when one of his school’s football players ran into a little problem at a local theater. (October 9, 2012, Page 4)

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        When will all students receive excellent education?

        Oxford native and former Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal publisher Billy Crews writes a guest column about a cause he’s long been an advocate for – public education. Crews writes about Teach for America and what it can do for students. (October 5, 2012, Page 4A)

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          Economic growth depends on investing in university faculty

          Mississippi Commissioner of Higher Education Dr. Hank M. Bounds writes a guest column explaining issues, concerns and needs involving getting and retaining top-notch faculty members at the state’s colleges and universities. (October 4, 2012, Page 4)

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            Don’t Rob God

            Local columnist Jimmy Reed and his writing students recently debated what defines “abundant life.” For some of their answers and what to do to achieve that goal, see Reed’s weekly column. (October 2, 2012, Page 4)

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              Reality check: Their challenges are ours, too

              Local columnist Deidra Jackson takes a look at a growing problem – teen pregnancy – that affects youngsters and families in all places and all stations of life. (September 27, 2012, Page 4)

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                Procrastination can have ill effects

                Thomas Jefferson is credited with saying, “Nver put off till tomorrow what you can do today.” Mark Twain countered with: “Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.” Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the conflict and issues that procrastination can cause for everyone involved. (September 24, 2012, Page 4A)

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                  LHS, OHS earn A rankings

                  Whether they attend high school in Lafayette County or the city of Oxford, the students can’t lose — both schools received an A grade this year from the new ranking system released today by the Mississippi Department of Education. (September 14, 2012, Page 1A)

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                    Letters to the Editor

                    Mary Laura Bragg writes about a recent column on education in Florida, offering corrections to what she says are inaccuracies. (September 12, 2012, Page 4)

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