Dan Bassill over at Cabrini Connections has a blog up with some very useful information and ideas about linking tutors and mentors to Chicago kids. Many of you will already know his work, but even if so it's worth checking out.
Dan's main point seems to be the importance of learning supports in addition to strong curriculum, teaching, etc. I especially like the idea of getting men -- fathers, grandfathers, mentors, whatever -- to walk kids to school the first day. I'm going to try and see if I can get involved. If anyone's had any experiences, pro or con, with this type of program, feel free to chime in.
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