Education Lab CPS Doubling Math Tutoring Program that NYC is Now Imitating
Chicago Sun-Times / May 25, 2016
By Frank Main
It’s been called math tutoring on steroids — a program launched in Chicago Public Schools in 2012 that focuses on disadvantaged adolescents.
The tutoring and mentoring program began at Harper High School in Englewood with 50 students and will expand to 1,600 students in the coming school year after getting glowing evaluations, school officials said Wednesday.
“It looks like it’s helping them stay on track to graduate,” said Roseanna Ander, executive director of the University of Chicago Crime Lab, which has been evaluating the program. “The kids are so engaged.”