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  • Tutor Our Children Responds to Letter by Civil Rights Organizations to Secretary Duncan | Tutor Our Children
    time advocate of free tutoring services for disadvantaged children struggling in low performing schools Individual state and district waivers continue to threaten our most vulnerable children by eliminating parent choice in education and taking away students access to the tutoring services they so desperately need to succeed said Stephanie Monroe spokesperson for TOC TOC agrees strongly with the civil rights and disability organizations that signed the recent letter to U S Secretary of Education Arne Duncan that statewide accountability systems are essential and that district waivers are the wrong path forward TOC will continue to fight to expand free tutoring services for low income families across the country and to ensure that students receive high quality support from a wide range of national and community based providers Stephanie Monroe served as Assistant Secretary of Education from 2005 until 2009 In that position she was the Secretary of Education s primary adviser on civil rights issues and responsible for the Office for Civil Rights OCR a 600 person division in the U S Department of Education with twelve offices located across the United States Tutor Our Children was created to give a voice to the parents and children who benefit from federally funded tutoring services and the providers community organizations and faith based groups across the country dedicated to extending support to the most vulnerable students For more information visit www tutorourchildren org Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter This entry was posted in In the News Bookmark the permalink Latest Post CORE WAIVER SHORTCHANGES CALIFORNIA S MOST VULNERABLE STUDENTS August 7 2013 Op ed Lack of tutoring services contributed to MSA score declines July 30 2013 House ESEA reauthorization bill fails to protect low income students parent choice in education June 19 2013 Free Tutoring Is a

    Original URL path: http://www.tutorourchildren.org/news-views/tutor-our-children-responds-to-letter-by-civil-rights-organizations-to-secretary-duncan/ (2016-04-29)
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  • TUTOR OUR CHILDREN PROVIDER SPOTLIGHT: ROCKET LEARNING | Tutor Our Children
    they need to reach their academic goals So many children who are struggling in underperforming schools simply do not have the resources they need to succeed said Matthew Mugo Fields Rocket Learning Co founder At Rocket Learning we work hard to perfect our services so that every child has an opportunity to succeed in the classroom and beyond We care deeply about these children their families and the communities in which we operate Eliminating this program for those who need it the most would be a tragedy Parents also took the opportunity to weigh in on their children s experience with Rocket Learning Both of my kids participated in the Rocket Learning tutoring program for the year I feel it was good for them because it has helped both of them with their learning abilities and self esteem said Oscar Quintana of Fontana California Personally I like Rocket Learning because it makes the program fun for the kids They loved going to the program and that is important to me as a parent that the kids like what they do added Pamela Chavez a parent whose children attend Cypress Elementary in Fontana California Rocket Learning is the largest provider of free after school tutoring in the United States providing services to over 240 000 students since opening its doors in 2005 Based on its criterion referenced pre and post assessments Rocket Learning students have achieved an average increase of 24 and have demonstrated significant improvement in school grades self esteem and overall desire to learn Click here to learn more about all that Rocket Learning is doing to provide customized educational solutions that positively impact students schools and communities Tutor Our Children was created to give a voice to the parents and children who benefit from federally funded tutoring services

    Original URL path: http://www.tutorourchildren.org/news-views/tutor-our-children-provider-spotlight-rocket-learning/ (2016-04-29)
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  • Tutor Our Children joins America’s Promise Alliance and its Grad Nation Campaign | Tutor Our Children
    Effective Education and Opportunities to Help Others Tutor Our Children is thrilled to join forces with America s Promise to ensure our most vulnerable students have the support and the resources they need to succeed said Stephanie Monroe spokesperson for TOC Federally funded tutoring services are often the only lifeline of support for students trapped in failing schools Together with America s Promise we will work to ensure that these critical services are available to the families who need them the most As an official partner TOC will support and take part in the work of America s Promise to ensure that more of the nation s young people experience the Five Promises and are prepared to finish high school prepared for college and the 21st century workforce TOC will also be an active partner in supporting the work of the Grad Nation campaign a large and growing movement of dedicated individuals organizations and communities working together to end the dropout crisis The goal of Grad Nation is to raise the national high school graduation rate to 90 percent by 2020 with no school graduating fewer than 80 percent of its students on time Creating stronger communities where youth feel supported and encouraged is essential to America s future strength and vitality said John Gomperts president and CEO of America s Promise Alliance By coming together in common purpose we demonstrate our commitment and the fact that we all have a role to play in the success of our children and youth and we are infinitely more powerful as a united force We re thrilled that Tutor Our Children has joined this movement The work of America s Promise includes signature initiatives like the 100 Best Communities for Young People competition and Grad Nation Communities America s Promise also supports

    Original URL path: http://www.tutorourchildren.org/news-views/507/ (2016-04-29)
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  • Tutor Our Children endorses the “Student Advancement Act” | Tutor Our Children
    a rigorous external audit mandatory criminal background checks and external complaint procedures for parents and schools Today s endorsement is part of TOC s ongoing efforts to increase accountability and reform of federally funded tutoring services across the country For years TOC has advocated through state and federal legislation a robust and rigorous accountability system to ensure that students receive high quality support from a wide range of national and community based providers said Stephanie Monroe spokesperson for Tutor Our Children Free tutoring not only works it provides a lifeline for thousands of children who struggle in underperforming schools every year We have a responsibility not only to expand access to this critical program but also to root out the bad actors through increased accountability and reforms in the system Click HERE to read more about TOC s efforts to increase accountability and implement necessary reforms in SES so that thousands of children across the country continue to have access to the federally funded tutoring services they so desperately need Tutor Our Children was created to give a voice to the parents and children who benefit from federally funded tutoring services and the providers community organizations and faith based groups across the country dedicated to extending support to the most vulnerable students For more information visit www tutorourchildren org Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter This entry was posted in In the News Bookmark the permalink Latest Post CORE WAIVER SHORTCHANGES CALIFORNIA S MOST VULNERABLE STUDENTS August 7 2013 Op ed Lack of tutoring services contributed to MSA score declines July 30 2013 House ESEA reauthorization bill fails to protect low income students parent choice in education June 19 2013 Free Tutoring Is a Lifeline for Students in Low Performing Schools May 28 2013 TUTOR OUR CHILDREN

    Original URL path: http://www.tutorourchildren.org/news-views/498/ (2016-04-29)
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  • Free Tutoring is an Educational Lifeline for Students in Low-Performing Schools | Tutor Our Children
    most vulnerable students have access to the tools they need to get ahead This means not only expanding access to federally funded tutoring services but also rooting out the bad actors through increased accountability and reforms in the system Tutor Our Children will continue to advocate on behalf of parents who rely on high quality free tutoring and that means finding and eliminating abuse and corruption wherever it exists TOC is committed to ensuring that students across the country receive high quality support from a wide range of providers including community organizations and faith based groups We have long been at the forefront of efforts to critically evaluate and enhance the SES program including supporting federal and state legislation designed to expand access to tutoring while requiring rigorous certification reporting and accountability for tutoring providers As with any program there have been bad actors and TOC strongly believes they should be held accountable and even terminated from program participation as appropriate However it is unfair to paint with the same brush the many conscientious providers who are successful in providing quality tutoring to children struggling in low performing schools The idea that we would eliminate an entire program because of a few bad actors is unconscionable and frankly serves more to penalize students than it does those operating tutoring programs Tutoring works Families who can afford it choose it as their first line of defense Lower income families whose children need the services SES tutoring provides should have the same access as families with means TOC stands ready to work with the State of Texas to impose rigorous standards on SES programs Eliminating a program so vital to our most vulnerable children is not an option This entry was posted in In the News Bookmark the permalink Latest Post CORE

    Original URL path: http://www.tutorourchildren.org/news-views/free-tutoring-is-an-educational-lifeline-for-students-in-low-performing-schools/ (2016-04-29)
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  • Action | Tutor Our Children
    SHORTCHANGES CALIFORNIA S MOST VULNERABLE STUDENTS August 7 2013 Op ed Lack of tutoring services contributed to MSA score declines July 30 2013 House ESEA reauthorization bill fails to protect low income students parent choice in education June 19 2013 Free Tutoring Is a Lifeline for Students in Low Performing Schools May 28 2013 TUTOR OUR CHILDREN PROVIDER SPOTLIGHT ROCKET LEARNING May 14 2013 Updates Briefs Letter to Secretary Duncan

    Original URL path: http://www.tutorourchildren.org/category/action/ (2016-04-29)
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