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, November 20, 2014

  • One Victim Identified in Abingdon Fire That Killed Two
  • Domestic Situation in Russell County Leads to Second-Degree Murder Charges Being Filed
  • Engineering Program to be Offered by Milligan College
  • State Certificate Granted for Lee County Hospital Project
  • Former Utility District Managers Accused of Theft, Official Misconduct
  • Damascus Women Arrested in Johnson City After Both Stole $600 From J.C. Penney's
  • Bristol, Virginia Now Marketing Revenue Bonds for The Falls Development Project
  • Sheriff Says Male, Female Died in Mobile Home Fire Near Abingdon
  • TN Mental Health Officials to Launch $7 Million Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Project in Sullivan, Washington Counties
  • Tobacco Commission Member Says SW Virginia Medical School Project is 'Lipstick On a Pig'
  • Fatal Fire in Washington County, VA Under Investigation
  • Woman Pleads Guilty to Lesser Charge After Stabbing Boyfriend
  • Former Probation Officer Arrested for Official Misconduct
  • Two Daniel Boone Students Charged with Making Bomb Threats
  • Autopsy: Kingsport Jail Death from Drug Overdose
  • Man Charged with Abusing Dependent Adult in His Care
  • TN Comptroller's Office Cites Concerns in Annual Audit for Carter County
  • Police Arrest Johnson City Woman, Charge Her with Stealing Neighbor's Credit Card
  • Police: Man Admits to Stealing Freon from Johnson City Apartment Complex Air Conditioners
  • Kingsport Police Tracking Leads in Big Burglary
  • Cold Leads to House Fires
  • Police: Sullivan County Man Lost Micro Disk Containing 100+ Images of Child Porn
  • Teen Given Indeterminate Sentence for Murder Accessory in Greene County
  • Police say "Fatigue" Factor in Bristol Fatality
  • Wanted Washington County, TN Man Hides in Attic, Taken Out by Gunpoint
  • TVA Power Customers Push Electric Use to New Record Levels for November
  • Greene County Woman Dies In Fire



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