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College Bound at Hillview Middle School engages at-risk students

Original post made on Apr 2, 2012

Long before the push for "No Child Left Behind" made headlines, Hillview Middle School teachers and staff in Menlo Park began working with students who performed poorly on standardized tests.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, April 1, 2012, 6:10 PM

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Posted by Parent, a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Apr 2, 2012 at 9:25 am

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Posted by Equal Opportunity, a resident of Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
on Apr 2, 2012 at 6:32 pm

MPCSD really doesn't have the right to crow about their high test scores for white and Asian students if other groups don't have an even playing field, so kudos to Ms. Devoto for a very worthwhile effort. Unfortunately, though, this particular program is targeted to minority groups, while other underperforming students who would could also benefit -- such as those with learning differences or disabilities -- are not included. Hillview should find a way to widen this approach not only to include 6th graders, but to include any and all students who are not performing to grade-level norms.


Posted by Trevor, a resident of Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on Apr 4, 2012 at 5:45 am

"engages at risk students" equals "teaching to the test"

When is the high-priced superintendent Ghysels finally going to step out from behind the ladies and start earning his money?


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