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)

Thursday, January 29, 2015

  • Bristol, Virginia: Northeast Weather is Cause to Postpone Planned Ribbon Cutting For Nulife Glass
  • Virgnia Investing $160,000 Grant to Protect "Endangered Species" in Lee County Caves
  • Raid on Rash Road in Meadowview Results in Two Women Booked on Meth Charges
  • Stabbing Under Investigation in Johnson City
  • Haslam Believes 'Insure TN' Can Work Better Than Obamacare
  • Threat Closes Two Sullivan County Schools
  • Two Arrested in Erwin Cocaine Bust
  • Local Legislators Battling Governor's Plan to Scale Back Tax Credits for Coal
  • Suncoke Downsizes more than 150 Buchanan County Workers
  • Washington County Commissioner Speaks on Project X
  • Federal Authorities Pursue Suppliers of "Bath Salts," "Purple Wave" to Tri-Cities Region
  • Erwin Man Jailed After October Stabbing Incident
  • Bristol Man Seriously Injuried After Being Hit by a Car
  • ABC Store Worker from Abingdon Accused of Embezzling
  • Abingdon and Bristol Men Charged for Sex Crimes in Separate Cases
  • Grand Jury Issues Indictments Stemming from Damascus Meth Raid
  • Woman Arrested for Attacking Her Sister
  • Former Sullivan County Jailer Charged With Using Excessive Force Against an Inmate
  • New Ads from TN Think Tank Attack Haslam's Insure Tennessee Program
  • Erwin Man Booked on Attempted Second-Degree Murder Charges
  • Bristol, Virginia Sets Ceremony for Glass Recycler
  • Sullivan Schools Chief Says Community Remains but New Schools Make Financial Sense
  • Lawmakers say Coal Downturn to Blame for Norfolk Southern Pulling Out of Roanoke
  • UPDATE: Clintwood Man Killed in Monday Crash in Dickenson County
  • Former Nurse Indicted for Stealing Meds from Indian Path



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