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Grant puts tutors in Baker Schools

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Posted: Oct 8, 2009 5:31 PM by Dana Hackett
Updated: Oct 8, 2009 6:16 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: Baker Schools, LEAP test, test scores, tutors, improvement, grant

One of the state's struggling school districts is about to get some extra help thanks to grant money.

The Urban Restoration Enhancement Corporation is giving Baker Schools $50,000 to pay for tutors in the schools.

At first, the plan was to have tutors help students on Saturdays. But now the discussion centers around putting tutors at school during class hours.

About 70 at-risk students would be targeted. Tutors would pull them aside for 30 minutes a day to give them one-on-one training in math and reading.

School officials hope this will better prepare students for the LEAP test. Last year, the Rotary Club sponsored a similar program that helped 28 students pass the test.

Baker City Council plans to approve the grant next week. The tutoring program should start in November.

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