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martes, 22 de agosto de 2006
CLOSING ILLINOIS? ACHIEVEMENT GAP report by Glen McGee
By nsbyrer @ 03:46 p. m. :: 5944 Views :: Article Rating :: Advocacy
This report, authored by Mr. Glen McGee, former Superintendent of Schools for the Sate of Illinois, provides arguments that support the growth of non-school tutor/mentor programs.

Note: This report has much to offer. The challenge is increasing the number of people interested in closing the gap and getting them to find and read such reports. The Links section of this web site includes links to many reports like this. The Discussion portal provides a place where people can meet and discuss this information, then determine ways to act to change the level of non-school support available to youth and families. 
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martes, 22 de agosto de 2006
IDHS and ISBE Release Recommendations for After-School Programs for Illinois Youth
By nsbyrer @ 03:45 p. m. :: 3075 Views :: Article Rating
SPRINGFIELD (November 19, 2002) - Illinois Afterschool Task Force Recommendations.
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martes, 22 de agosto de 2006
13,300 Children retained at CPS! More than Vallas ever Flunked!
By nsbyrer @ 03:45 p. m. :: 5566 Views :: Article Rating :: Advocacy
The following article appeared in the September 2002 issue of PENCIL, the newsletter of Parents United for Responsible Education (PURE). It is reprented with permission
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martes, 22 de agosto de 2006
These Are Our Children, editorial by Joseph Wall, Childrens Court Judge
By nsbyrer @ 03:44 p. m. :: 13876 Views :: Article Rating :: Advocacy
This article was written for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The link below the first section takes you to the JSOnline web site where you can read and forward the story to others. While Judge Wall writes about Milwaukee, he could be writing about Chicago, Detroit, New York or an other major city in America.

Note: The Tutor/Mentor Connection does not need to author powerful stories with compelling reasons for people to become involved with programs that help inner city kids. We just need to find ways to recirculate these stories to a wider audience so that they motivate more people to become involved.
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martes, 22 de agosto de 2006
Learning Supports needed in NCLB legislation
By nsbyrer @ 03:43 p. m. :: 4630 Views :: Article Rating :: Advocacy
Visit the Discussion forums to discuss thiss new Policy Brief from the UCLA Center for Mental Health in Schools, titled "Promoting a Systematic Focus on Learning Supports to Address Barriers to Learning and Teaching"

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She raised thousands of dollars to support tutoring and mentoring of poor, struggling students. Eventually, she started another nonprofit, the I Am That I ...
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- Feb 17, 2008
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"Being a tutor was interesting because I was able to help a student go from a D to a B in one of his classes," Ramirez said. ...
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- Feb 12, 2008
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CLE professional staff members work closely with students to provide structured tutoring sessions, independent living skills training and social outings. ...
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Olcer learned how to prepare raw food at Cousin's restaurant in Chicago, tutored by the Turkish chef Mehmet Ak. On a trip to India, she brought greens that ...
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