Thursday, June 13, 2013

Student Progress
Teachers seem to be tired of backtracking after summer break. A survey of more than 5-hundred teachers shows it takes them weeks to get students up to par with their skills from the previous year after the summer break. They survey from the National Summer Learning Association finds it takes two-thirds of teachers three to four weeks to re-teach the information. Twenty-four percent says it takes five or more weeks. “It’s almost Halloween before we’re doing something new in a lot of classrooms. That significantly diminishes the effectiveness of education reform efforts that we invest a lot of money, time, and political capital in.” The Virginia Department of Education has launched “Virginia is for lovers of Summer Learning” campaign, with information about where students can access learning activities when they’re out of school. Huggins says it’s important that parents seek out the information. “The most important thing is that we think of summer certainly as a break from school, but not a break from learning.” National Summer Learning Association CEO Gary Huggins says a student who spends time reading or attending summer learning programs can avoid much of the learning loss. (CC)

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

  • Sullivan County BOE Votes for New School Plan That Would Close Three Current High Schools
  • Wanted Sex Offender Arrested in Greeneville
  • Woman Receives Life in Prison for 2010 Murder, Dumping of Remains in Scott County, VA
  • Kingsport Superintendent Tapped For New Education Committee
  • Carter County Leaders Pass 2016 Budget With No New Funding for EMS, Rescue Squads
  • Sullivan County Commissioners Give Preliminary Approval to 27 Cent Property Tax Rate Increase
  • BVU Board Member Advocating Action to Get Rosenbalm Severance Pay Back
  • Johnson City Creates Sexual Assault Task Force
  • Payment Plan Denied to South Carolina Millionaire Convicted in BVU Kickback Case
  • Carter County Lawmakers to Hold Budget Public Hearing
  • War Veteran Members of TN General Assembly Wanted Armed Forces Recruiters Armed With Guns
  • Checkout? Bristol Mall Going On The Auction Block
  • Georgia Man Indicted for Bristol Assault, Abduction
  • Former Bristol Library Executive Anita Foster Machado Indicted for Embezzlement
  • Alpha Officially Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Reorganization



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