Teacher moves up with students

JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) -- An elementary school in Madison County is trying a new way to improve education.

When Mia Neely's first-grade students were promoted to the next grade last spring, so was she.

The Jackson Sun quoted Arlington Elementary School principal James Bailey who said he was trying something different to see if it improved student performance.

Neely -- a seven-year veteran teacher -- said if students have experienced growth with a teacher, it makes sense for that teacher to move on with them. She said this school year is off to a good beginning in her class.

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Information from: The Jackson Sun, http://www.jacksonsun.com

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