Local schools placed in Acceleration Zone to help achievement

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Updated: 4/17/2013 3:54 pm
RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- The Washoe County School District has unveiled their plans for the 11 schools that received two stars or below during recent performance evaluations, and are now in the "Acceleration Zone." Of the 11 schools, six will have new principals starting in the fall.

Here is the list of schools and principals who will be serving them:

Anderson Elementary - Joe Ernst
Booth Elementary - Sara Cunningham
Corbett Elementary - Denise Dufrene
Warner Elementary - Don Angotti
Veterans Memorial (STEM) - Alan Reeder
Duncan Elementary - Susan Kehoe
Loder Elementary - Diana Ciaremella
Matthews Elementary - Heidi Gavrilles
Stead Elementary - Yuen Fong
Sun Valley Elementary - Prim Walters

Debra Biersdorff, currently serving as an area superintendent for Zone 3, will now become superintendent for schools in the Acceleration Zone.
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wanttoknow - 4/17/2013 4:10 PM
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What would help the students in all grade levels tremendously is to offer tutoring after shool to those kids that need it. When asked about tutoring the schools give you a list of places to call that offer it. It is all very expensive and out of reach for most parents! I know of a middle school that said they offered tutoring after school in the library, but it was really only a quiet homework time with one teacher who may or may not answer a question for you. There are kids who need more than that! I am a very involved parent but I know my child benefits greatly from having some extra teacher time, even if it is in a group setting after school.
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