At its pilot sites, the National Student Support Accelerator is studying partnerships between school districts and approved tutoring providers to implement tutoring with students. The goal of each pilot site is to test models for efficacy and better understand barriers to effective implementation, potential for expansion and sustainability, and drivers of success.
Aspire Public Schools, a charter management organization with 38 community-based schools serving over 15,500 TK-12 students in California, is partnering with Paper to provide tutoring support to middle and high school dual language learners. Students and families will be reminded of the support available via text and email.
San José Unified School District serves over 30,000 students from transitional kindergarten through high school in 41 schools from Downtown San José in the north to the Almaden Valley in the south. The district is partnering with Air Tutors to support students at Willow Glen High School in core content subjects including foreign languages.
Santa Barbara Unified School District in Southern California serves almost 14,000 students of whom over 15% are emergent multilingual learners. A tutoring partner will collaborate with the district to work with these emergent multilingual learners in grades TK-3 to strengthen early reading skills in English.
Gwinnett County Public Schools is the largest school district in Georgia serving approximately 180,000 students in grades prek-12. The district is partnering with Georgia Gwinnett College’s School of Education to provide tutors to students.
Guilford County Public Schools is partnering with local colleges and universities, namely North Carolina A & T, to provide tutoring support from math and engineering students to district middle and high schoolers.
Spring Independent School District serves over 35,000 prekindergarten through 12th-grade students in a diverse district located 20 miles north of central Houston. The district is partnering with Intervene K-12 to provide tutoring support to English Language Learners and K-8th grade students with special needs.
Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD is a tri-city public school district serving 32,000 students and is located along the border with Mexico. Close to 99% of the district’s student body is Hispanic, 93% are Economically Disadvantaged and 41% are Limited English Proficient. PSJA ISD has rapidly become a state and national leader in creating more academic opportunities for all students, and will be partnering with Intervene K-12 to provide support to migrant learners.
Other Pilot Sites
The National Student Support Accelerator is actively developing additional Pilot sites in the following locations:
- The District of Columbia
- Rhode Island
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