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  1. It Takes a Village (Of Storytellers)

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    September 28, 2011 by wcobserver

    Last week, one city official told an old story about a disastrous outdoor job involving dynamite. Like the best tales, it was slow-simmering, amusing and at its conclusion, everyone had a ripe-good chuckle. That story came on the heels of another anecdote about the misadventures of an old Winslow character.

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  2. So, What’s the Point, Anyway?

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    September 1, 2011 by Steven Worden

    Okay, one morning you’re sitting at the breakfast table happily munching away on your Wheaties and one of your kids glances over at you and asks you with undisguised frustration, “What is the point of it, anyway?”

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  3. We Can Always Learn More

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    September 1, 2011 by wcobserver

    As sure as day follows night those flexible summer schedules will firm up on the opening day of school. Like some invisible community clock the schools will for many families determine the rhythm of the home and all the daily life that swirls around it.

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  4. Common Core Standards Are Introduced

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    September 1, 2011 by Sue Madison

    With the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year, Arkansas has begun the transition toward teaching national mathematics and English curricula known as Common Core State Standards.

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  5. Conservative Framing Doesn’t Make Sense

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    August 26, 2011 by wcobserver

    So-called Conservatives are very good at inventing story-lines, names, and slogans. They provide simple explanations for those who prefer simple answers. Nowhere is this truer than with economic issues.

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  6. Those Darn Editorials

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    August 26, 2011 by wcobserver

    Every week about 7000 eyeballs roll across the pages of this little rag-tag rag in search of something. We ask, and the answers indicate that reader satisfaction is based on what interests them.

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  7. New Criteria for Academic Distress

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    August 25, 2011 by Sue Madison

    Several members of the state Board of Education suggested newer and tougher standards for determining whether an Arkansas school district should be classified as being in academic distress.

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