Archive - Jan 17, 2013 - Food and Leisure
An issue of âHarperâs Weeklyâ once depicted Ulysses S. Grant as a bulldog. President Abraham Lincoln is quoted as ordering Grant âhold on with a bull-dog grip, and chew and choke as much as possible.â
Today, Mississippi State University stands as the home of the Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library, and John F. Marszalek, Ph.D spoke to the West Point Rotary Club on Thursday about the ironic journey the archives took from Southern Illinois University to MSU in 2008.
âIt was fate,â Marszalek quipped regarding the above quote and political cartoon.
Church Hill Elementary Principal (back) Cindy Donahoo stands with this monthâs Rotary Club Readers of the Month First Grade student Syndee Johnson (front left) and Second Grade student Kendyl Watson during the clubâs meeting on Thursday. Photo by Bryan Davis
Early Childhood Educations reforms are currently being pushed at the state level, in attempts to raise education standards and help students read at grade level throughout their time in Mississippi public schools.
The lack of sound reading skills has been touted as a top reason for high dropout rates and low probabilities of success for many students leaving schools after 12 years in this state.