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)

Friday, May 22, 2015

  • Layoffs by Alpha Natural Resources Reach 500 In Past Two Weeks With Purge in WVa.
  • Sullivan County Board to Hire Interim Director of Schools June 1
  • Bristol Teen Dies Following May 9 Crash in Washington County VA
  • Accused Carter County Killer Picks Up New Charge: Coercion of Witness
  • UPDATE: Avery Co NC Sheriff Said Car Involved in Fatal Police Pursuit in Carter County Was Stolen
  • Police Chase Ends with Fatal Car Crash in Roan Mountain
  • Young Trio Admits to Shoplifting from Johnson City Business
  • Watauga Man Charged With Embezzeling From Johnson City Water and Sewer Department
  • Authorities Say Speed Was a Factor in Bluff City Crash
  • Kingsport and Sullivan County School Leaders Will Meet to Discuss Long Term Plans
  • Elizabethton Covered Bridge Lawsuit Thrown Out
  • Kingsport Pastor Arrested on Money Laundering Charges
  • Jennings Found Not Guilty by Jury in Baby Killing
  • Arraignment Set for Johnson City Man Charged with Rape of a Child
  • Bristol Man Arrested for Raping 3-Year-Old
  • Gray Elementary Resource Officer Suspended, Under Investigation
  • TWRA Issues Preliminary Data on Fatal Boone Lake Crash
  • Police: Church Hill Scam Turns Dangerous
  • Jury Deliberating in Child Killing Trial in Greeneville
  • Eastman's Costa to Present at Deutsche Bank Global Industrials Conference
  • Funeral Services Scheduled for Toddler That Drowned in Scott County, VA
  • Data Shows Greene County Paid More For Audit Than Hotel/Motel Tax Took In
  • Hawkins Sheriff: Sliger Murder Not Random
  • Boil Water Notice Issued for Nickelsville by VDH



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