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Saturday February 25, 2012 08:17:59 AM, IANS

Washington: The US government Friday announced a new initiative designed to spur community engagement in turning around persistently low-performing schools.

US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced the initiative, dubbed "Together for Tomorrow", during a town hall meeting at Memorial Middle School in Orlando, Florida, Xinhua reported.

"Community and family involvement can be the make or break factor in successfully turning around low-performing schools," he said.

"Together for Tomorrow will provide real-life examples of how to effectively transform our struggling schools, and build a community-to-community support system that can help take this critical work to scale."

The initiative will focus on community and family partnerships in boosting key measurable student outcomes -- attendance, behaviour, course performance, and college access, the ABCs of improving low-performing schools, according to the White House.

 

 


 



 

 

 

 

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