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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Mississippi Department of Education

OSD students to make up 2 days

Oxford School District students will only have to make two of the four days they missed due to winter weather, after receiving a waiver from the Mississippi Department of Education. (March 29, 2015, Page 3A)

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    MDE meeting offers suggestions to help students with reading

    The Mississippi Department of Education hosted a literacy meeting Monday to explain the Literacy-Based Promotion Act and share skills parents can use to help their children while reading at home. (March 25, 2015, Page 2)

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      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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