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, October 24, 2014

  • Sullivan County Suspect Still At Large, Accused of Stealing Another Vehicle
  • Kingsport Man Arrested For Aiming Rifle at a Police Officer
  • A Comprehensive Study of Bristol, Virginia Planning and Zoning on Tap
  • BVU to Consider Paying $5,000 for NEW CEO to Move to Bristol
  • Two East Tennessee Assisted Living Facilities Fined $1,000
  • Kingsport Arrest Results from $60,000 Theft
  • Kingsport Suspects Try to Flush $12,000 in Crack Cocaine Down the Toilet
  • Five Booked in Washington County After Year-Long Meth Investigation
  • Suspected Corvette Thief Arrested, Charged for Scott County Incident With Deputy
  • Carter County Authorities Quickly Catch Armed Robbery Suspect
  • Jury Convicts Southwest Virginia Retail Store Owners of Selling Synthetic Marijuana
  • Sentence Reduced for Bristol Man Convicted of Child Rape
  • Carter County Gets Stern Warning on Finances From Comptroller
  • Mold Forces Closure of Indian Springs Elementary
  • Dangerous, Possibly Drugged, Suspect Wanted in Sullivan County
  • New Virginia Road Funding Formula in Question for Coalfield's Expressway, Other Projects
  • Bristol, Virginia Working to Get Revenue Bonds to Market for The Falls Project
  • USDA Awards $3 Million to Scott County, Va., for Broadband



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