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February 11, 2016

Savannah-Chatham public schools moving away from textbooks

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By Jenel Few, Savannah Now

The teacher sends a text alert about an upcoming test. The parent instructs the child to pull out her books. They’re going to review key points from the chapter. The study session goes downhill from there. There is no textbook. However, the links to the study guide won’t open. She can’t remember her online login to access the PowerPoint presentation, and she didn’t take notes in class because the teacher usually posts them on his website. “We’re in the beginning of that new age — the transition zone — and it’s creating difficulty for parents and even some teachers who want books and specific learning materials provided for them,” said Savannah-Chatham Public Schools Superintendent Thomas Lockamy. “They want to go page by page through a textbook. But when their students go to take the state test, they find that the standards are all over the place. You just can’t teach the old way anymore.”

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