Intensive Small Group Tutoring Helps Struggling Students

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"This article is relevant to students in any civics based class that may discuss educational or government policy. However, it could be used in an English class or a debate class where students are asked to consider the pros and cons of such programs.

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What are some factors that cause students to fall behind in a certain subjects? Do you believe they can be overcome before students arrive at high school? Explain. 
The structure of this program reveals that many students who struggle academically are also struggling with all of the following EXCEPT 
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Chicago has one of the highest homicide rates in the nation, and a tremendous gang problem. Follow this link to find out a bit more about the environment many poor students struggle to survive and thrive in. (This annotation contains a video)
According to these are the indicators of being on track to graduate from high school on time:  (This annotation contains a link)
Read this section of the text closely. What point is Dr. Ludwig making? Why do you think more schools are not following his advice?   
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In this quote, Chicago's Mayor Rahm Emanuel notes that he'd like to expand the program if it continues to be successful.  However, right now there are countless schools across Chicago and the nation with struggling students who do not have access to tutoring and behavioral support systems or professionals.  What do you think will happen to those students who are not able to access these resources?  What do you think should be done about that? 
These charts show the achievement gap between White, Hispanic and African American students for the SAT test. (This annotation contains an image) (This annotation contains an image)
This paragraph seems to indicate that a key factor to tutoring success is  
What characteristics do you believe a positive adult role model should have? Answer either a or b below:a) Do you personally have an adult you consider to be a role model?  Explain your connection to that person and how they support you.b) If you do not have an adult role model, is there any adult you feel you could potentially connect with for support?  Who is it, and how might you lean on them for support?