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)

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  • Bristol Police Search for Tire Thief
  • More Fake Money Circulating Around the Tri-Cities
  • Bristol Leaders Want Public Imput on Reconstruction Plan
  • Man Sentenced to Prison for Crack Operation
  • Elizabethton Police Veteran Resigns Amid Investigation
  • Bluff City Crash Under Investigation
  • Former Kingsport Alderman Pleads Guilty
  • Dingus Headed Back to Court in September after Mistrial



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