Federally mandated tutoring doesn't always have desired effect

03/26/2008 | USA Today

Few families take advantage of supplemental tutoring services required under federal rules to be offered at struggling schools, and those that do don't necessarily see much improvement, according to a study of schools in Los Angeles, Pittsburgh and Milwaukee. Milwaukee researchers observed no uptick in scores; Los Angeles yielded similar results, though students who had many years of tutoring did improve; and some tutors in Pittsburgh saw some success.

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