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.
Articles written by: Molly McNally
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.
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?
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.
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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.
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.