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What You Need To Know: Summer Learning Loss
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What You Need To Know: Summer Learning Loss

Summer learning loss occurs in most children who are not actively learning during the summer months. This loss of information is usually greater in children from low-income families, but experts say there are potential solutions – if political will can be found to support them.

Atlanta Shakespeare Camp Keeps Students Learning During The Summer
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Atlanta Shakespeare Camp Keeps Students Learning During The Summer

Most students welcome the long months of summer as a time to relax and to put the school year behind them, but research shows that the summer break is not always good for students. In Georgia, the Shakespeare Superheroes camp is working hard to take the edge off summer learning loss.

Students can make up credits through online credit recovery programs. Photo by Flickr.
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What You Need To Know: Credit Recovery

In its most basic definition, credit recovery is a way for students who have fallen behind to get back on track and obtain their high school diplomas, but what exactly is credit recovery and how much do students actually learn through credit recovery, especially online credit recovery programs?

Tuesday Reading List: A Georgia School District Continues To See Decreases In Their Budget
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Tuesday Reading List: A Georgia School District Continues To See Decreases In Their Budget

Residents in Mississippi will see an increase in taxes to benefit schools; Romney discusses his plans for a voucher-school system; A Louisiana Charter School Association is under new leadership; and more of today’s headline’s from around the South.

Monday Reading List: Tennessee Educators Propose Teacher Evaluation Recommendations
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Monday Reading List: Tennessee Educators Propose Teacher Evaluation Recommendations

Alabama officials are recommending that the state take over the Birmingham school district; education officials in Louisiana are discussing a new school voucher program; a Tennessee professor is honored for his work creating an advocacy group; and more of the day’s top education headlines from around the South.

Thursday Reading Guide: Romney Discusses Plans For Education Reform
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Thursday Reading Guide: Romney Discusses Plans For Education Reform

Mitt Romney talks about his plans for education reform; Mississippi approves a new law to help children with dyslexia; Louisiana native launches an interactive storybook app.

Wednesday Reading List: Alabama High School Celebrates its 60th Year
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Wednesday Reading List: Alabama High School Celebrates its 60th Year

An Assistant Principal in Atlanta, accused of cheating is on trial; A Birmingham high school celebrates its 60th anniversary; A charter school association in Louisiana looks to name a new chief executive; An Atlanta county considers cutting athletics to save costs.