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When something works really well, people take notice. See what experts are saying about the effectiveness of high dosage tutoring.


CPS Doubles Evidence-Based Math Tutoring Program to Improve Outcomes for At-Risk High School Students

CPS Press Release – May 26, 2016

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools (CPS) today announced an investment that will double an individualized, math tutorial program to serve an additional 800 students in CPS high schools next year. SAGA Innovations (formerly Match tutoring) is a tutoring and mentoring program designed to improve academic outcomes for at-risk students while keeping them safe and in school. Since this high-intensity intervention began serving students across several CPS high schools two years ago, SAGA has demonstrated its ability to help students pass core math requirements, succeed in school, and stay on track to graduate

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CPS doubling math tutoring program that NYC is now imitating 

Chicago Sun Times – May 26, 2016

SAGA plans to double the number of students being served across 13 high schools in Chicago. Evidence shows that math course failures rates decreased by more than 50%.

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SAGA Innovations High-Dosage, High-Impact Tutoring Organization among Four Nonprofits to Receive Support from “Chicago Beyond” 

SAGA Press Release – April 5, 2016

CHICAGO-A new, privately held organization, Chicago Beyond, launched today and announced their commitment to support SAGA Innovations with the goal of improving the lives of Chicago’s young people. 

SAGA Innovations Press Release: Chicago Beyond 


Improving Academic Outcomes for Disadvantaged Students: Scaling Up Individualized Tutorials

The Hamilton Project – March 28, 2016

Researchers at UChicago’s newly formed Urban Labs are helping us understand how  students across American can improve their chances of graduating through gold-standard research.  They are evaluating the effectiveness of SAGA Tutoring and this is what they have to say:

“We believe this individualized tutorial program has the potential to be a transformative strategy in public education, helping our most at-risk youth catch back up to grade level, reengage with regular classroom instruction, and gain real hope for a diploma and all the long-term economic benefits that go along with that.”  

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Tutoring Program Should be Expanded Nationally

Northwestern University – March 28, 2016

Northwestern University and University of Chicago experts recommend a national scale-up SAGA-style tutoring.

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Proving Ground: UChicago’s Urban Labs turn promising ideas for helping cities in hard evidence of what works

The University of Chicago Magazine – September 2015

Researchers at UChicago’s newly formed Urban Labs are helping us understand how  students across american can improve their chances of graduating through gold-standard research.  They are evaluating the effectiveness of SAGA Tutoring (“math lab”) in Chicago. Their findings could influence local and national U.S. policies.   

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Closing the Math Gap for Boys

New York Times – January 31, 2015

Over the last two years, Match Education has partnered with Chicago Public Schools and economists at The University of Chicago’s Urban Education and Crime Lab to field and evaluate high-dosage tutoring for 1,300 boys in 12 Chicago high schools. The results are now in from the first year, which were recently highlighted in The New York Times. Read Full Story


High-Intensity Tutoring Extremely Successful

Chicago Fox 32 – October 8, 2015

Over the last two years, Match Education has partnered with Chicago Public Schools and economists at The University of Chicago’s Urban Education and Crime Lab to field and evaluate high-dosage tutoring for 1,300 boys in 12 Chicago high schools. The results are now in from the first year, which were recently highlighted in The New York Times. Read Full Story 

 

City Unveils Long Awaited School Discipline Reforms

Capital New York – February 13, 2015

Over the last two years, Match Education has partnered with Chicago Public Schools and economists at The University of Chicago’s Urban Education and Crime Lab to field and evaluate high-dosage tutoring for 1,300 boys in 12 Chicago high schools. The results are now in from the first year, which were recently highlighted in The New York Times. Read Full Story


News Views: Chicago Youth Mentoring Programs

ABC News Chicago – July 27, 2014

Over the last two years, Match Education has partnered with Chicago Public Schools and economists at The University of Chicago’s Urban Education and Crime Lab to field and evaluate high-dosage tutoring for 1,300 boys in 12 Chicago high schools. The results are now in from the first year, which were recently highlighted in The New York Times. Read Full Story


Why Half of Kids Drop Out

CNN – March 12, 2014

Over the last two years, Match Education has partnered with Chicago Public Schools and economists at The University of Chicago’s Urban Education and Crime Lab to field and evaluate high-dosage tutoring for 1,300 boys in 12 Chicago high schools. The results are now in from the first year, which were recently highlighted in The New York Times. Read Full Story


Intensive Small-Group Tutoring and Counseling Helps Struggling Students

New York Times- January 26, 2014

By the time students reach eighth grade half of all African American schoolboys have not mastered the most basic math skills that are essential for their grade level. High Dosage Tutoring is a promising approach for helping the most challenged students who arrive in high school several years behind their peers. Read Full Story


Is algebra the key to keeping boys in school and off the streets?

Aljazeera America – Jan 23, 2014

There’s an increasing body of evidence that shows that if a student can get a high school diploma that we can reduce their violent crime involvement. High school algebra is a make-or-break class for teenagers whoa re at risk of dropping out. Could tutoring help keep at risk students off the streets? Read Full Story

 

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