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Reading programs aimed at children

The LOU Excel By 5 Coalition will hold a second playdate aimed for preschoolers this weekend while other reading-related events are also planned to help children achieve reading success.

 (January 29, 2015, Page 1A, 3A)

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    Lafayette Elementary School turns to tech tools: Teachers incorporate more technology in classroom

    Tanya Robertson, a second-grade teacher at Lafayette Elementary School, has used DonorsChoose.org as an online charity that enables public school teachers to post classroom project requests that range from “pencils for poetry and microscopes for mitochondria” and receive gifts from anonymous donors. (January 7, 2015)

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      It’s time for a trip to the book fair

      Hear about a book fair at your student’s school. We suggest dropping by; it’s a great way to support the schools and to help our students with their reading. (October 2, 2014, Page 4A)

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        Ensure they are ABLE

        New effort by Lafayette County Literacy Council helps adults improve reading skills, whether for gaining a high school diploma or being able to read to their children. (September 22, 2014, Page 1, 2)

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          Letters to the Editor

          Meridith Wulff writes, on National Literacy Day, to remind everyone of the value of reading and to urge all to help groups such as the Lafayette County Literacy Council to help others to improve basic literacy skills. (September 8, 2014, Page 4)

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            Letters to the Editor

            Meridith Wulff of the Lafayette County Literacy Council writes to thank sponsors and all of the volunteers who helped make the 2014 Young Authors Fair program a big success. (April 3, 2014, Page 4)

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              Six finalists named in post card contest

              The Lafayette County Literacy Council announced the six winners of its BookArt Contest recently. (September 17, 2013, Page 1, 2)

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                How are you doing with those resolutions?

                Have you made your New Year’s resolutions yet? What, exactly, is the deadline? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at resolutions, comparing them to second chances at starting or stopping something. (January 4, 2013, Page 4A)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  Camie Bianco and Claire Rychlak write to thank Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority at Ole Miss for its assistance in a program that gave books to Oxford Elementary School and Della Davidson Elementary School students, while Sabrina Bishop writes to ask how charter school funding can be fair for everyone. (March 23, 2012, Page 4A)

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                    Battling the high prices of books for children

                    We all want our children to have books and learn to read as soon as possible, but sometimes it’s a bit more costly than we can handle. So what’s a person to do? Staff writer Alyssa Schnugg takes on the issue and writes about a program that can help local children and families. (January 26, 2012, Page 4)

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