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Today's Opinions

  • MY WORD: Personalized learning, the key to student growth

    Shelby County Public Schools’ strategic plan centers on personalized learning for students through a digital conversion. This simply means that we seek to accelerate student learning by tailoring the instructional environment – what, when, how and where students learn – to address the individual needs, skills and interests of each student.

    In this model, students take ownership of their own learning and develop deep relationships with other like-minded learners.

  • MY WORD: End of the 'Era of Giants'

    “The last of the Giants has fallen,” was my reaction when I heard that William Lee Shannon had died on Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015. Bill was the last of the men and women who were voted the most outstanding 25 individuals of the 20th century in a Shelby Sentinel poll in 1965.

  • Letters to the Editor, Jan. 13, 2016

    Check the dietary guidelines

    The “Dietary Guidelines for Americans” released yesterday by U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services mark the ninth time in a row that the meat industry has successfully suppressed scientific findings recommending reduced meat consumption. The reduction was recommended by the government-appointed Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee in a 571-page report based on review of thousands of studies.

  • Letters to the Editor, Jan. 13, 2016

    Check the dietary guidelines

    The “Dietary Guidelines for Americans” released yesterday by U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services mark the ninth time in a row that the meat industry has successfully suppressed scientific findings recommending reduced meat consumption. The reduction was recommended by the government-appointed Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee in a 571-page report based on review of thousands of studies.

  • WHAT WE THINK: Season's first snow is no match

    It took almost three more months than last winter, but we finally got our first snow of the season over the weekend.

    And while roads in other counties struggled, Interstate 64 and the roads around Shelby County appeared clear and easy to navigate.

    The same could be said for Monday’s short but impressive snow shower.

    For that we commend our city, county and state road crews for their long hours, preparation and commitment to our safety.

  • WHAT WE THINK: Season's first snow is no match

    It took almost three more months than last winter, but we finally got our first snow of the season over the weekend.

    And while roads in other counties struggled, Interstate 64 and the roads around Shelby County appeared clear and easy to navigate.

    The same could be said for Monday’s short but impressive snow shower.

    For that we commend our city, county and state road crews for their long hours, preparation and commitment to our safety.

  • Letters to the Editor, Jan. 1, 2016

    Controlling our factors with our fork

    Dear Editor,

    Must we really resolve to improve our diets or exercise routines in the New Year, in order to increase longevity or improve quality of life?

  • Letters to the Editor, Jan. 1, 2016

    Controlling our factors with our fork

    Dear Editor,

    Must we really resolve to improve our diets or exercise routines in the New Year, in order to increase longevity or improve quality of life?