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August 7, 2018
Spring break at school? New research says it helps middle schoolers catch up
It has spread across Massachusetts as a school turnaround strategy: bring students into school over spring break for hours and hours of extra instruction.
June 20, 2018
They saw life inside Detroit classrooms — and now some of them want to teach
City Year Americorp members finished the school year with lessons that inspired them to become teachers and counselors
January 18, 2016
‘Keeper of the Dream’ recipient on why teen students should volunteer
A senior at Kingsbury High School, Marlena Mireles is one of three Memphis-area students to receive the 2015 award recognizing youth who are making a difference.
August 17, 2015
City Year tutoring program targeted for Memphis, thanks to $150k philanthropic donation
The education-focused nonprofit uses AmeriCorps members and has gained notoriety for its ability to cut down on student absenteeism and boost graduation rates.
The Memphis Model
August 10, 2015
As school year begins, teachers team up with in-class tutors at two Memphis high schools
The student-teacher ratio in strategic classrooms at East and Whitehaven high schools drops from 28:1 to 7:1, thanks to the new "Memphis Model" tutoring program.
May 20, 2015
‘Memphis Model’ tutoring program to bolster classroom instruction
Leaders of Shelby County Schools join philanthropic and higher education stakeholders to unveil a restructured tutoring initiative for two Memphis high schools.
May 16, 2012
Comptroller finds improprieties with another tutoring provider
Holes in the Department of Education's oversight of tutoring companies that work in city schools allowed one of the companies to collect payments without proving it had delivered services, according to an audit by Comptroller John Liu. Liu found that Champion Learning Center collected about $860,000 in the 2009-2010 school year for tutoring students who had not signed into tutoring sessions or for tutoring sessions that officials had not certified had taken place. The audit highlights the murky world of "supplemental educational services" providers, companies that offer tutoring mandated under the No Child Left Behind law. They are private entities but are subject to a host of city and state regulations, and the city must both monitor them and give them access to students. The audit comes weeks after the U.S. Department of Justice filed suit against another SES provider, Princeton Review, for falsifying attendance records and bilking New York City out of millions of dollars. In that case, investigators found that the company had submitted false signatures showing that tutoring sessions had taken place.
May 12, 2011
Ask an Expert: My child needs tutoring, but I don't have money.
A single mom in Denver with limited resources asks how she can get affordable tutoring help for her child. EdNews Parent gives her - and all Denver parents - the goods.
January 28, 2011
How to choose the right tutor for your child
Many students struggle in school at some point during their academic career. Math and science can pose the greatest challenges for students. Here are some tips to find the right tutor.
December 8, 2008
Teacher: Why was I trained in literacy program we aren't using?
Last year, New York City first grade teacher Peace in the Classroom got trained in a literacy tutoring program which her administration promised to…
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