Chicago’s Becoming a Man program receives $10 million

Chicago is receiving $10 million in federal funding to expand youth mentoring and tutoring programs known as Becoming a Man and Match Education. There’s also money for research on the effectiveness of these kinds of initiatives.

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Intensive Small-Group Tutoring and Counseling Helps Struggling Students

Screen Shot 2014-01-27 at 8.26.25 PM Editors Note: This is a very encouraging study, summarized in the New York Times, about the power of tutors and mentors to help struggling students.

CHICAGO — By the time they reach eighth grade, according to federal tests, half … Read the rest