AmeriCorps program expanded to Georgia.
MINNEAPOLIS, MN, USA, October 1, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — ST. PAUL, MN (October 1, 2018) — Building on success in Minnesota, Math Corps —an AmeriCorps program that works to help students who are struggling in math, continues national expansion with a new program launch in Georgia.
Using a proven model for student success, Math Corps trains and places tutors to use research-based instruction to help students in grades 4-8 gain foundational math skills. Achievement in early math is a great predictor of future academic and economic success. In fact, 90 percent of sixth graders who fail math will not graduate from high school. Since 2008, more than 20,000 students have been served in Minnesota.
Launched in partnership with Commodore Conyers College & Career Academy (4C Academy), Georgia Math Corps began serving students in Albany, GA in September. In its first year, the program will have tutors at eight schools and will serve 700 students.
Expansion to Georgia isn’t the only exciting news for Math Corps. The results from a year-long randomized controlled trial funded by the Laura and John Arnold Foundation concluded that Math Corps has a meaningful impact for students in every grade served (4-8). The study confirmed that Math Corps students are making greater gains than their peers who don’t receive math intervention. In fact, Math Corps students get on track faster—an average of 2-3 months ahead of their expected trajectory. The program is currently offered in three states: Minnesota, Michigan and Georgia.
With the school year underway, Math Corps is recruiting tutors to serve in Minnesota. Tutors should apply now to begin in January. Both fulltime and part-time opportunities are available, and the need is greatest in the Twin Cities and Saint Cloud. To learn more, please visit: www.readingandmath.net or call 1-866-859-2825.
About Minnesota Math Corps:
State exam results show 40 percent of Minnesota eighth graders do not demonstrate grade-level proficiency in math. Minnesota Math Corps provides a solution to help students become successful 21st century learners and to narrow achievement gaps. The program places trained AmeriCorps tutors in Minnesota schools to deliver research-based math strategies that help students in grades four through eight build the skills needed to succeed in math. The program is being replicated nationally. For more information, please visit www.minnesotamathcorps.org.
About Minnesota Reading Corps:
One in three Minnesota third graders is not reading at grade level. Minnesota Reading Corps, a statewide program, provides a solution. The program places trained AmeriCorps tutors in schools and preschools, where they deliver proven literacy strategies to help children get ready for Kindergarten and on track to become successful readers by the end of third grade. A rigorous study conducted by the University of Chicago finds Reading Corps to be one of the most effective literacy programs nationwide. It is replicated in 12 states and the District of Columbia. For more information, please visit www.minnesotareadingcorps.org.
About Commodore Conyers College & Career Academy
The mission of the Commodore Conyers College & Career Academy is to produce college and career ready graduates with relevant skills and education and exceptional work ethic who can compete and succeed in the real world. Partners include local business and industry, the Dougherty County School System, Albany Technical College, Albany State University, the Albany/Dougherty Economic Development Commission, and the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce. For more information, please visit https://www.4cacademy.org/
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