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Excel by 5

UM, MSU aid Excel by 5 effort

A new Family Resource Center is getting ready to open after the University of Mississippi donated space and MSU provided funds to help with pay for staff and to fill the office with resources. (June 28, 2012, Page 1)

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    Excel by 5 effort exceeds expectations

    Since becoming a candidate community to be certified by the Excel by 5 early childhood community certification process in May, Oxford’s coalition has taken several steps to improve education for children, from birth to 5 years old. (March 9, 2012, Page 2A)

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      Excel by 5 effort builds support

      More than 50 community members met to discuss future plans for the Excel by Five program on Tuesday night. (November 30, 2011, Page 1)

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        Nurturing kids focus of new effort

        The United Way has gained a step toward its attempt at making Oxford an official child-friendly community after being accepted as a candidate community to gain Excel by 5 certification. (May 11, 2011, Page 1)

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          Early education key to success

          The United Way will be asking the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors on Monday to appoint a representative to sit on a 15-member coalition to determine the community’s needs and resources for early childhood education. (April 1, 2011, Page 1A)

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            United Way targets specific needs

            After months of meeting separately, members of the three study groups that made up the United Way Transition Committee came together Wednesday to discuss which issues facing local citizens they want to tackle first. The committee narrowed down the list to five projects they say will best address the main issues facing each group. (September 2, 2010, Page 1)

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