The annual Quality Counts national survey by Education Week magazine has been published and the overall state rankings are not good news for our state. The 17th annual report contains an analysis of the states in six categories: chance for success; K-12 achievement; standards, assessments and accountability; transitions and alignment, teaching profession, and school finance. […]
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Things My Grandchildren Will Never Feel: The pull of a cotton sack on their back; an iodine swab slathered around and over their tonsils; the warm, thick dose of a spoon of castor oil gagging them; the soft, downy coat of a baby deer sleeping by their bed; the squishy floor of my grandfather’s pond […]
The Mississippi Senate has quickly passed a charter school bill that, if approved, by the House, will dilute the money available for public education and set up a system of competing schools not supervised by the state Department of Education. The latest attack on public education, led by Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and the Republican […]
A big green glob was on the radar screen when I reached over to the nightstand and checked the weather on my phone early Sunday morning. “We need to get up; I’ve got about 15 minutes to get the dogs walked before it pours,” I said to Jenny, rousing her from a sound sleep. “OK, […]
The decision by the New Albany Board of Aldermen to seek federal money to help improve safety and walking and bike paths around city schools is a good one. The city decided to apply for a grant from the national Safe Routes to Schools program, which is administered by the state Department of Transportation. Cities […]
The New Albany and Union County school districts took another step toward improving technology in the classroom this week with the addition of new interactive white touch boards in eight classrooms. New Albany Elementary equipped four classrooms with the new boards, while each of the four county schools received one of the boards as part […]
The wedding was booked in the summer of 2012 for January 5 of 2013. It would probably be a cold Saturday with little else happening. At least that’s what Othel thought when he agreed to photograph it. No one would have guessed that the Rebels would go bowling in January. Even the bride and groom, […]
Last week I wrote about the folks at Lake Superior State University who, once a year, compile a list of over-used, misused words they would like banished from the English language. I listed some of the words they have consigned to oblivion along with the years of their popularity, and added a few suggestions of […]
Recently we have been writing about New Year’s resolutions – a regular topic of conversation for this time of year. We had a story this past week about the history of resolutions, some of the more popular..and most often broken. The News Exchange also is taking a look at resolutions from a more practical and […]
- Burdette to lead Bulldogs May 19, 2015
- State of the Region meeting set for Wednesday May 22, 2015
- MHP to step up enforcement over holiday weekend May 22, 2015
- Kids’ cooking class offered next week May 22, 2015
- Frazier memorial motorcycle ride will be Saturday May 22, 2015
- NAHS administrator chosen Principal of the Year May 22, 2015
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- Spray park in sportsplex opens Saturday May 22, 2015
- Office will be open Saturday morning for absentee voting May 22, 2015
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