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Local Educators Say Learning Not Just ‘One Of The Above’

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Posted: November 14, 2012

Braden Whitmere (left) and Ryan Anderson, both 9, examine a soil sample in Jeanette McPherson’s third-grade science class at Plains Elementary School in Timberville on Tuesday. Local students are honing their science skills for the new SOLs. (Photos by Stephen Mitchell / DN-R)
Third-graders (left to right) Jenna Gabb, Andrew Campbell, Kyla Weaver and Fabiola Contreras, all 8, study soil samples Tuesday during a soil composition lesson in Jeanette McPherson’s third-grade science class at Plains Elementary School in Timberville. County schools are beefing up their science lessons as the Standards of Learning test gets tougher.
Jeanette McPherson teaches her third-grade science class about soil composition on Tuesday at Plains Elementary School in Timberville.
HARRISONBURG — Which of the following is true about Virginia’s new science Standards of Learning tests administered for the first time this school year:

a.) They are not straight...


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