Child Learning Behavior to Be Evaluated in NWA

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ROGERS, Ark. (KNWA) — A new initiative in education kicked off Wednesday in Northwest Arkansas schools.

Teachers and leaders from across the state will participate in study tours that gauge where children stand in the educational process.

The tours are a chance for students, parents and teachers to take an in-depth look into a child’s learning behavior and has been a popular tool in other states.

“It just makes very visible to the student to the teacher to the parents what it is we expect the students to know and be able to do and how do they get to the next step,” said Denise Airola, director of the Office of Innovation for Education at the University of Arkansas.

There will be two study tour events in Arkansas, the one held Wednesday at elementary schools in Northwest Arkansas and another to be held in the spring of next year, although organizers still have not determined where.

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