At Risk Students

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Helping at-risk students succeed

2018-10-03T07:52:33-04:00

In 2003, Sabine Parish—a poor, low-performing school district in rural Louisiana—hired Dorman Jackson as superintendent because of his reputation for raising test scores. He instituted a remedial-learning program to catch and treat learning problems early, and soon, students' academic performance started to rise. But at a certain point, that trajectory halted. "We discovered we had carried our kids about as far as we could," says Jackson. After speaking with the district's student assessment and support services department, he learned more about why: Many of these students faced significant personal roadblocks that prevented them from doing well in school, including overworked or [...]

Helping at-risk students succeed 2018-10-03T07:52:33-04:00

The Four Keys to Helping At-Risk Kids

2018-04-02T09:35:49-04:00

There's more than one way to make a delicious bread, soup, or stew. Similarly, there is not just one recipe for reducing risk in students' lives. But there do seem to be some essential ingredients to the process. Drawing from recent studies on the topic, I've come up with four basic ingredients that seem to match well with the stories and observations people have shared with me based on earlier blog posts I have written. See what you think. Caring, Sustained Relationships One of the shortcomings of our educational structure is that relationships with teachers, especially in secondary school, may be [...]

The Four Keys to Helping At-Risk Kids 2018-04-02T09:35:49-04:00