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Summer offers great opportunities for learning

by Published: June 22,2009

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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, ā€œIā€™m bored!ā€ Summer can also offer many opportunities for learning disguised as fun. […] [...]

OPINION: New rating system demonstrates commitment

by Published: May 11,2009

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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. […] [...]

OPINION: Generous donation helps improve student achievement

by Published: February 16,2009

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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 […] [...]

Mississippi students to participate in national assessments

by Published: February 9,2009

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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 […] [...]

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