Software connects tutors with students in disadvantaged schools

01/22/2012 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

A new software program designed for tutors to use with beginning readers is allowing volunteers to work remotely with students in disadvantaged New York City schools. Educators say the nonprofit Innovations for Learning program is fulfilling a void at many such schools, where face-to-face tutoring is difficult to arrange. "If it takes a village to raise a child, it now takes technology to connect that village," the program's creator, Seth Weinberger, said.

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