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, October 20, 2014

  • Two Charged in Johnson City Home Robbery
  • ETSU Goes Public with Student Report of Rape
  • Kingsport Earns Highest Bond Ratings in History
  • House Fire in Bristol Contained to Kitchen
  • Sullivan County Commissoners Consent to Support of Wellmont staying local, State Constitution Amendment 1
  • Fire Department Promotion in Johnson City
  • Sullivan County Woman Booked Again For Child Abuse After Children Found Wondering the Streets
  • Deer Versus Vehicle Crashes on the Rise, THP Reports
  • Church Hill Man Arrested After Physical Fight With Father Ends With Gunfire
  • Piney Flats Village is Given Historical Marker
  • Bristol YMCA Offers Free Self Defense Training for Women
  • Man Gets Pulled over for His License Plate, Gets Arrested for Drugs
  • Two Russell County Men Die in Head on Collision
  • Johnson City Man's Victim Found Unconscious in the Middle of the Road
  • Federal Judge Denies Appeal of Hawkins County Woman Who Cashed Dead Family Members' Checks
  • Bristol TN Police receive Tennessee Top Honor
  • Wellmont allows doctors involved in final stages of merger pursuit
  • Congressmen Roe, Griffith Urge Travel Ban due to Ebola
  • Johnson City Approves Floodplain Buyout Program



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