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)

Monday, September 15, 2014

  • Sullivan Highway Worker Lawsuit Settlement Approved by County Commission
  • Wellmont Names Interim CEO
  • Lease/Purchase of Emergency Radio Communications System Approved by Sullivan Commissioners
  • Work will Disrupt Water Service in Jonesborough
  • Jeff Byrd Indoor Playground dedication at Bristol YMCA
  • Local residents to speak in Richmond on Medicaid expansion
  • Beer sales in movie theaters in Bristol, Tenn. to be discussed
  • Amend the Rave Act
  • Johnson City Man is Arrested for Fourth DUI and Possession of Gun
  • Bar Fight in Johnson City Gets an Erwin Man Arrested
  • McAuliffe to Announce Budget Cuts Today
  • ETSU Researchers Will Study Poisonous Snakes Seized from Preacher
  • Woman From Gray is Arrested for Kroger Embezzlement
  • No Injuries Reported in Overnight Johnson City Fire
  • Pigeon Forge Officer Involved Shooting Still Under Investigation
  • Traffic Stop in Downtown Johnson City Leads to Drug Bust
  • Sullivan County Commissioners Expected to Vote on Settlement



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