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September 27, 2012

The University of Mississippi’s Center for Writing and Rhetoric will host its second annual Transitioning to College Writing symposium for high school and college teachers on Friday and Saturday.

The University of Mississippi’s Center for Writing and Rhetoric will host its second annual Transitioning to College Writing symposium for high school and college teachers on Friday and Saturday.

The symposium’s focus is to help teachers from local high schools, community colleges and others in the area understand what academic writing entails at The University of Mississippi. It will also allow teachers to exchange ideas that they can take back to the classroom and discuss how to meet the needs of students to improve their writing.

September 27, 2012

The University of Mississippi’s Center for Writing and Rhetoric will host its second annual Transitioning to College Writing symposium for high school and college teachers on Friday and Saturday.

The University of Mississippi’s Center for Writing and Rhetoric will host its second annual Transitioning to College Writing symposium for high school and college teachers on Friday and Saturday.

The symposium’s focus is to help teachers from local high schools, community colleges and others in the area understand what academic writing entails at The University of Mississippi. It will also allow teachers to exchange ideas that they can take back to the classroom and discuss how to meet the needs of students to improve their writing.

September 13, 2012

The teachers’ strike in Chicago is one of the most important stands taken by educators for the future of education in the United States. Strong, effective education for young people is immensely important not only to those individuals, but to our nation as a whole. Countries whose citizens are well educated have greater innovation and economic growth.
In Chicago, teachers are striking for the sake of not only their futures, but the futures of the students they teach. At the forefront of this strike is how to evaluate student and teacher performance in the classroom.

September 11, 2012

Here is the scene in Chicago currently: the city, in the midst of an all-time high in revenue, has decided to decrease teacher’s pay by 16 percent over the next four years and is pushing to do away with an accountability system that would measure the teachers’ performance in the classroom. The teachers, whose first priority is and always will be the students, have accepted these terms with open arms in order to better the education system.
Wait. That’s not right. I’m sorry I got all of that backwards.

May 2, 2012

Having a job after graduation has become a dream for most college graduates. For University of Mississippi students Camille Lessig, Brannon Miller and Meghan Litten this dream has come true.

 

Having a job after graduation has become a dream for most college graduates. For University of Mississippi students Camille Lessig, Brannon Miller and Meghan Litten this dream has come true.

January 23, 2012

In the state of Mississippi and across the country, teachers must be certified in a certain specialization called an endorsement.
To have an endorsement, the teacher must have a master’s degree in education, and while getting the master’s degree, the teacher can choose from several different endorsements. The endorsements are ultimately several hours of class that focus on a specific type of disorder and the teacher learns how to identify, teach and treat those with the disorder.

In the state of Mississippi and across the country, teachers must be certified in a certain specialization called an endorsement.
To have an endorsement, the teacher must have a master’s degree in education, and while getting the master’s degree, the teacher can choose from several different endorsements. The endorsements are ultimately several hours of class that focus on a specific type of disorder and the teacher learns how to identify, teach and treat those with the disorder.

October 25, 2011

With the development of new technology, we’ve also seen the development of new approaches to everyday tasks. 

 

With the development of new technology, we’ve also seen the development of new approaches to everyday tasks. 

Instead of calling someone, we can text them.  

Library card catalogs became a thing of the past with the introduction of Internet databases.  

We DVR our favorite TV shows, and, my personal favorite gift of technology, we can rent movies online.

Technology has also brought important developments too. One of the latest changes brought about by technology is the “flipped classroom.”

October 5, 2011

While Oxford may be known for the thousands of students the University of Mississippi attracts, the steps required to achieve higher learning are not overlooked.
Oxford School District’s 2011 enrollment summary noted that the area is host to 3,733 students, ranging from pre-kindergarten to 12th grade. Despite growing enrollment, however, Interim Superintendent Brian Harvey said the schools do not offer a tutoring service but allow after-school tutoring opportunities on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

January 25, 2011

The Mathematically Proficient Leaders in Elementary Schools program granted University of Mississippi professor John O’Haver a one-year grant for $285,000. The grant was awarded in an effort to improve Mississippi’s math education in elementary schools.

 

The Mathematically Proficient Leaders in Elementary Schools program granted University of Mississippi professor John O’Haver a one-year grant for $285,000. The grant was awarded in an effort to improve Mississippi’s math education in elementary schools.