- focuses on the ABCs
Researchers identify as early indicators of high school completion:
- engages pre-adolescents
2014 Building A Grad Nation: Progress and Challenge in Ending The High School Dropout Epidemic report recognizes that the middle grades are pivotal years when significant numbers of students begin to fall off track to high school graduation.
- reinforcing skills already taught in and outside of the classroom
Effort, citizenship, collaboration, goal setting and resilience are needed for success in school, and in life. Developing social and emotional skills in students shows promise in closing the achievement gaps based on race and income.
- offers teachers tools to create caring relationships with students
Professional Development on providing intentional, focused, communication supports teachers, as they strive to personalize their relationships.