November 11, 2005
Students in our area are doing better in school and now more are staying out of trouble. That's according to the Stepping Stones report that was released by the Charlottesville-Albemarle Commission on Children and Families.
The report identifies trends among families in over 60 areas and then works to fix them. Some highlights this year include higher SOL scores among all ages, and less teenage crime.
"We think it's very important to pinpoint important trends related to children and families in our community and get the information out to the public so that we can all work together to try to improve the quality of life for our children," Gretchen Ellis, Planner of the Charlottesville-Albemarle Commission on Children and Families.
The report also found a significant increase in the number of students who speak English as a second language.