SAGA Innovations

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

 

  • How Mark Zuckerberg is giving away his billions

    July 28, 2017 | Axios

    The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is applying a start up approach to the problems they’re trying to solve.  SAGA Innovations is proud to be a partner in their education initiative. 

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  • Chan-Zuckerberg to Push Ambitious New Vision for Personalized Learning

    July 05, 2017 | Education Week

    We are honored to have the support of the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative.

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

    May 26, 2016 | CPS Press Release

    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

    May 26, 2016 | Chicago Sun Times

    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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  • Scaling up individualized tutoring programs for disadvantaged youth

    May 09, 2016 | Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab: North America

    J-PAL recommends a scale-up of intensive tutoring programs for students who are falling behind in math. 

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  • Improving Academic Outcomes for Disadvantaged Students: Scaling up individualized Tutorials

    April 15, 2016 | Fordham Institute

    Summary and overview of a policy brief from the Brookings Institute.

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  • How tutoring helps students

    April 14, 2016 | American RadioWorks

    Brief 10 min interview with economist Jonathan Guryen from northwestern, who suggests that tutoring improves student learning and graduation rates. 

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

    April 05, 2016 | SAGA Press Release

    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. 

    Press Release: Chicago Beyond
  • Improving Academic Outcomes for Disadvantaged Students: Scaling Up Individualized Tutorials

    March 28, 2016 | The Hamilton Project

    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

    March 28, 2016 | Northwestern University

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

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  • High-Intensity Tutoring Extremely Successful

    October 08, 2015 | Chicago Fox 32

    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.

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

    September 09, 2015 | The University of Chicago Magazine

    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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  • City Unveils Long Awaited School Discipline Reforms

    February 13, 2015 | Politico

    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.

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  • Closing the Math Gap for Boys

    January 31, 2015 | New York Times

    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.

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  • News Views: Chicago Youth Mentoring Programs

    July 27, 2014 | ABC News Chicago

    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.

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  • Why Half of Kids Drop Out

    March 12, 2014 | CNN

    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.

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  • Intensive Small-Group Tutoring and Counseling Helps Struggling Students

    January 26, 2014 | New York Times

    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.

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

    January 23, 2014 | Aljazeera America

    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?

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