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Old Mar 9 2014, 11:17 AM   #2033
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Default Re: What is happening

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Originally Posted by Priscilla View Post
When do your schools start in the Fall? Ours start several days before Labor Day weekend and should have gone to June 11. A lot of our schools do not have air conditioning. Going late in June is not fun. What are SOL's?
If our schools have a lot of snow days they can start before Labor Day. If the do not have snow days they can not start before Labor Day.

SOLs at the Standard Of Learning test. The test by which the school and teachers are measured by. If it is not on the test it is not taught. The whole year is determined by them. They have to be given in early May, by state law. One year they did extend the date by one week. Anything taught after that does not really count for anything.

It is to the point that the only thing the teachers can teach is the test and how to take it.
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