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Representatives from the Lindamood- Bell Learning Process met with Macon County board members, teachers, and school officials last Thursday to discuss a summer training program that resulted in significant progress for students.

The program worked so well that several students were now testing proficient in areas of reading and comprehension that they had previously tested below average.

According to Matthew Gardner, regional manager of School Partnerships for the California-based company, the program was implemented at East Franklin over a four week period. A group of 54 students and 17 teachers received 4 hours of intensive classroom instruction daily. “The goal of the summer school program wasn’t just achievement in the summer, but training teachers how to educate students how to read,” Gardner said.

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As part of the ‘Welcome Back to Campus’ for fall semester Tuesday, Aug. 9, Southwestern Community College recognized employees and their contributions to state service.

Newly-hired President Don Tomas presented service pins and awards to those recognized.

 

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Initiative launched to promote reading in the home

Paula Ledford, director of Exceptional Children, describes Read2Me —”Reading Matters in Macon County — as a “community wide initiative” geared toward helping children get an early start by encouraging parents to read with their children outside of school.

The campaign which was initially anticipated to be aimed toward pre-school aged children and their parents, has already evolved and has spread to include children in all grades.

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As part of its continuing effort to improve services to home school operators and provide useful resources regarding state law and policy, the Division of Non-Public Education (DNPE) today posted a new “Home School Guidebook” on its website.

The downloadable guide, designed to be easily hole-punched and kept as a handy resource, is intended to help home school operators become more familiar with DNPE’s new online reporting process as well as answers questions frequently asked by families considering home-schooling as an option for their children.

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