The Common Core State Standards are still the focus of debate of many politicians. Some argue that it is federal government interfering in state education. For the most part those allegations lost traction at the state level through failed court battles. But contention remains within both political parties. Although it seems that it is predominantly […]
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I have always benefited from good counsel. Whether it was my mother teaching me to be polite with playmates at a young age or my father pointing out the finer points of a roadside discussion with the highway patrol, good advice can save you a lot of heartache and money. As I have gotten older […]
Do you like making a dollar? That’s a question every American can truthfully answer without one bit of guilt or shame. This country and this community was founded by capitalist who spotted an opportunity, put the wheels in motion and carried the proceeds from their labor to the bank. That opportunity comes to Houston this […]
Dear Editor, This letter is concerning the Houston School District policy on not allowing the usage of the school facilities by teachers and former administrators for events of personal and public interest. I, Zora Cousin, requested the usage of the Houston High School Auditorium to hold by husband’s, Warren G. Cousin, Sr., funeral services. I […]
Greetings to each of you. Thanks for the input I received on my yellow butterflies. They are getting in a hurry now to make their way south and avoid the cold weather. Also remember I mentioned a change in the weather. I hope you are enjoying this as much as I. It is now Saturday […]
How about a little change Everybody is for progress, but no one wants to change. That mindset is just as true in New York City and Washington D.C., as it is in Chickasaw County. Things in this world don’t change unless someone gets out of their comfort zone and goes about the hard work of […]
I hope you enjoy this Irish story. It is absolutely one of my favorite writings. It was sent to me years ago and I cannot give credit because I do not know the author’s name His name was Fleming, and he was a poor Scottish farmer. One day, while trying to make a living for […]
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are in effect now, this school year, for all children in kindergarten through twelfth grade in English/Language Arts and Mathematics in Mississippi. These standards give the “what.” What are students to learn in third grade math? Or, what are students to learn about arguing a position in a persuasive […]
What will Chickasaw County look like in five, ten, twenty years? It’s a big question and at this point the picture is not very clear. My job allows me to go to school board, city, county and even regional meetings where our leaders sit around a table and talk about the variables then make decisions […]
“But they, supposing him to have been in the company, went a day’s journey, and they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance” (Luke 2:44) There are some things in life that we all must have. Some say, “I must have water to keep me hydrated,” while some say, ” I must have food that can […]
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) have been adopted by 42 states, most in the year 2010. The CCSS consists of lists of concepts and skills in language arts and mathematics that students are to master by the end of each grade level from kindergarten through 12th grade. They were written by teams of writers- […]
Greetings to each of you on a warm (more than warm) Sunday afternoon, Aug. 24, 2014. After contacting what my doctor said was a stomach virus my week-end became rather subdued but they naturally are subdued anyway. I did feel like getting up and going to Church this morning. I feel better for having […]
The Mississippi Department of Education has released the scores from the state MCT-2 assessments Mississippi students took last spring. However, because the tests measured a set of standards that most districts did not teach, those results are fairly meaningless. The test scores from one district to the next do not represent an apples-to-apples comparison. Some […]
I’ve held a number of jobs and put my hand to a lot of things before settling down to a keyboard, camera and newspaper deadlines. Paperboy, television repair, dairy farm hand, convenience store clerk, roofer, oil field rough-neck, casket truck driver, sheriff’s department dispatcher and jake-leg carpenter are jobs I have held. Each put money […]
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