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An effective group mentoring program that draws on cognitive behavior therapy

Editor’s note: Researchers implemented a mentoring program that was grounded in evidence-based therapeutic practices. This appears to be a very promising approach to group mentoring. University of Chicago Crime Lab. (2012). BAM – sports edition: Research and policy brief. Chicago, IL:   Crime Lab. (summarized by Laura Yovienne)   The low rates of graduation (~53%) […]

Intensive Small-Group Tutoring and Counseling Helps Struggling Students

 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 of all African-American schoolboys have not mastered the most basic math skills that educators consider essential […]