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High-impact tutoring accelerates learning recovery in southern Illinois

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High-impact tutoring is accelerating learning recovery in 13 southern Illinois school districts, thanks to a 25-million dollar investment of federal pandemic relief funds by the Illinois State Board of Education.

The state’s initiative targets Illinois’ highest-need school districts.

The Illinois Tutoring Initiative has trained and matched 490 tutors to provide high-impact tutoring to students in districts as large as Carbondale District 95, Murphysboro and Herrin and as small as Unity Point, Cobden and Buncombe in Johnson County. Other districts already involved or in the process of getting involved include Harrisburg, Anna District 37, Carmi-White County, Grayville, Galatia, Centralia and Cypress.

Seven colleges and universities are recruiting, training, and supporting tutors. They include SIU-Carbondale and SIU-Edwardsville.

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