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Summer offers great opportunities for learning

Summer is a wonderful time for children to get out in the sun and enjoy a few carefree days without a set schedule or homework. However, as parents, we know that too many of these days will lead to the inevitable declaration, “I’m bored!” Summer can also offer many opportunities for learning disguised as fun. Summer reading programs offered by ...

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OPINION: New rating system demonstrates commitment

When the Mississippi Board of Education passed the new accountability rating system at their meeting held recently in Jackson, they made a tremendous commitment to the children of our state. This is perhaps the strongest commitment that the State Board has ever made to prepare our children to compete on a national and international level. For too long, Mississippi has ...

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OPINION: Generous donation helps improve student achievement

The children in today’s classroom have never known a world without technology. They have grown up with the cutting-edge inventions that amazed their parents and grandparents when they were first introduced. Even their earliest days in the world were impacted by technology for many of them, as their mothers used baby monitors to keep a watchful eye and ear on ...

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Mississippi students to participate in national assessments

Last summer, the country was captivated by the phenomenal performances of runners, gymnasts, swimmers and other athletes from around world as they gave everything had to winning medals and setting records at the Olympics. We watched in amazement as Michael Phelps won medal after medal, finishing the 2008 Olympics with a record number of gold medals. In 2010, we will ...

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