Tag Archives | Education

Building better readers

* Upcoming event aims to introduce young students to their new favorite pastime: reading Reading is a skill, and as is the case with any skill, ability grows with practice. Stop reading for a lengthy period of time, and it becomes harder to pick it up again. This is especially problematic when it’s school-aged kids […]

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The value of DARE — an investment

“This program is worth every penny spent on it,” said Itawamba County Sheriff Chris Dickinson of the anti-drug education program, DARE. It’s something that’s come into question lately. Within the past two years, the city of Fulton, Itawamba County and the local school district have all questioned their support of the program. It begs the […]

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School tragedy heightens safety awareness

In the wake of last week’s school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., even local teachers and parents are, likely, a little on edge. That feeling is natural, said officials with both the Itawamba County school district and law enforcement; but it’s also important to remember that such incidents are, mercifully, rare. […]

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Local library targets teens

The local library isn’t commonly recognized as a popular teenage hangout, but Itawamba County Library head Jeffrey Martin sees no reason why that can’t change. The Lee-Itawamba Library System, which includes the libraries in both Tupelo and Fulton, recently received a $3,000 Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant from the Mississippi Library Commission. The money was […]

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