Listen for Learning Curve between 7:33 a.m. and 7:44 a.m. every other Wednesday during NPR’s Morning Edition and again at 4:50 p.m. during NPR’s All Things Considered. Hosted by 88.9 WCVE Producer Catherine Komp.
About 40% of Richmond Public School students didn’t pass reading tests last academic year. One local teacher discovered her students didn’t have much time to read - about 10 minutes each school day.
In Chesterfield, leaders are working on corrective action plans after two schools were denied accreditation - a first in the county’s history.
In addition to adding staff and partnering with VSU, the County is looking at new ways to measure student growth. For 88.9 WCVE’s Learning Curve, Catherine Komp spoke with Chesterfield County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. James Lane and Matoaca District School Board Representative Rob Thompson.
Henrico County schools are in the midst of a redistricting process, aiming to reduce overcrowding and concentrations of poverty.
The first phase, approved in March, will redirect 68 rising sixth graders from Hungary Creek Middle School to Holman in the 2017/2018 school year.
The county is currently gathering input on the next phase, to further reduce crowding and address the high rates of poverty at L. Douglas Wilder Middle School.