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Friday, March 6, 2015

Mississippi Department of Education

Reading skills focus of meeting

A meeting next Wednesday will help inform parents and others interested in the education of our children about the requirement that third-grade students must be able to read on grade level before being promoted to the fourth grade. (February 19, 2015, Page 1A)

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    Feedback sought on NCLB waiver

    The Mississippi Department of Education held two meetings in Oxford Monday, seeking input from stakeholders — teachers, principals and parents — on the department’s efforts in seeking a waiver that would allow its schools to deviate away from the No Child Left Behind Act. (December 6, 2011, Page 2)

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      OSD ordered to pay parents

      The Oxford School District has been ordered to pay the parents of a special needs child $60,000 to reimburse their cost of having to send their child to an out-of-state school. (March 3, 2011, Page 1)

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        City OKs Foster to head tech school

        During its regular meeting Friday, the Oxford School Board approved a motion to have Lafayette County School District Superintendent Mike Foster head up the Oxford-Lafayette School of Applied Technology.

        The city and county school districts will split the cost of Foster’s $10,000-a-year raise. (September 27, 2010, Page 1)

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