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21st Century Community Learning Grant from State for $200,000 Propels Enrichment Services at Mary Ford Elementary

Charleston Promise Neighborhood Helping Students Succeed in Title 1 School Research shows that academic, behavioral and artistic afterschool programs improve all areas of students’ performance in Title One schools. Nyla Bell, now a rising 10th grader with the grades and plans to become a pediatrician, is one of those students. Once a 5th grader with […]

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Summer Literacy Program Prevents Summer Slide

Once again, Charleston Promise Neighborhood’s empirically-validated summer program has succeeded in helping children improve their academic outcomes. Charleston Promise Neighborhood’s summer literacy program for children entering kindergarten through fifth grade returned on June 11-29 and July 9-13 with the goal of preventing summer learning loss, commonly known as summer slide. The program focused on students […]

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How Do Behavioral Specialists Help Children and Schools?

In today’s educational environment, schools, administrators and teachers are pressed to improve student test scores. When individual students act out, it diverts the focus of the teacher and can derail progress for the day.   Behavioral specialists, sometimes called student concern specialists, assist teachers by removing disruptive students from the classroom and working with them […]