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Friday, September 19, 2014

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School not the only place for teaching, learning

President Barack Obama spoke about education earlier this week, suggesting holding teachers and students accountable and considering a longer school year. Those things, plus money, may help Johnny learn to read better, but probably not any more than things his parents, siblings and relatives could do at home. Editor Don Whitten calls on family members to do their part in the education process as well. (September 28, 2010, Page 4)

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    LES reading fair winners

    Lafayette Elementary School held its annual reading fair on Jan. 26. The students chose one of their favorite fictional books and made a storybook about the book. (February 23, 2010, Page 8)

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      It’s story time

      Going beyond the idea of one-time guest readers, first-grade teacher Lillie Fay Young has recruited a cadre of regulars who each get to share story time with her students every other week. The program’s climax: At the end of the year, the adult readers gather as the children take a turn reading to them. (January 29, 2010, Page 1B)

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