The Newton County School System in Georgia recently saw a decrease in SAT scores among students throughout the district. The NCSS and individual high schools have decided to take steps to produce higher scores on the SATs, increase student achievement and better prepare students for college.
According to local news provider the Covington News, NCSS counselors have printed brochures that outline how to prepare for college and future careers. The brochures are grade-specific, in an effort to create a progressive guide to preparing students and meeting achievement goals. Each of the brochures, which range from 6th grade to 10th grade, identify the most commonly used SAT words as well.
In other efforts to better prepare a local community, the St. Helens Public Library is honoring National Preparedness Month by launching a campaign to create awareness of how to survive a life threatening situation. The Chronicle reported that the library will distribute brochures designed to educate the public on how everyday household items can be used during a disaster to save someone’s life.
Columbia River Fire and Rescue Chief Jay Tappan told the news source that the goal of the brochures and the campaign is to prepare citizens for taking care of themselves in the event of an emergency that could leave them helpless for an indefinite period. The brochures discuss useful tools all homes should have, as well as kits people can create in the event of a disaster.