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, August 01, 2014

  • Tornado Damage in Washington County, Tennessee Exceeds $1 Million
  • Puckett Replacement Campaign Proving Expensive
  • Early Voting in Tennessee Ends Saturday
  • Kingsport Police Nab Burglary Suspect
  • Gate City Woman Facing Abuse Charges After Authorities say Infant Left in Hot Car
  • Bristol Accident Leads to Charges
  • More Drug Arrests in Washington County, Virginia
  • Grand Opening of Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Bristol Celebrated
  • More Layoffs Announced at Alpha Natural Resources
  • Pigeon Forge Favorite to Open Location in Myrtle Beach
  • Annual Sales Tax Holiday Underway in TN and VA
  • Man Arrested for Selling Stolen Property
  • Man Makes Meth in Unsuspecting Grandmother's Home
  • Senator Mark Warner Visits Russell County on Sunday
  • Man Admits to Having Sex with 16-Year old Girl
  • Bicyclist Battles For Life After Being Hit by a Car
  • Man Uses Worthless Checks to Buy $20,000 in Gold
  • Police Take Custody of Puppy from Hot Car in Kingsport
  • Sheriff: Insurance Agent Cashed Out Client's Policy
  • Man Arrested for Rape in Elizabethton
  • Kingsport Police Look for Phone Store Thieves
  • Mayor Budget Veto Overridden by Carter County Commission
  • BVU Board Sets Special Meeting on CEO Hiring
  • Accused Bristol Robbers Appear in Court
  • No Criminal Charges Against Bluff City Dentist



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