MPS is committed to improving student success by providing the support necessary to ensure that all students have ample opportunities to improve their academic achievement. With this goal in mind, MPS is pleased to inform you that tutoring services during the 2013-14 school year will be provided by Cardinal Stritch University and Educate Online Learning. MPS’s Tutoring 4 You (T4U) program will target 42 schools during the current school year.
A tutoring pilot with Cardinal Stritch will take place at Hampton Elementary School for students in 1st – 5th grades. Tutoring will be available for students for (1) hour (2) two days per week for a total of 40 hours of tutoring support. The class size ratio for tutoring sessions is one adult to a maximum of three students (1:3). Each student will have an individualized learning plan that is developed by the school with student and parental input.
Educate Online provides the remaining 41 schools with at home, on line tutoring services for second grade students. Each student takes a pre-assessment and an individualized learning plan is developed by the school with student and parental input. The in-home tutoring services provided consist of 40 hours of academic support in reading or mathematics. Tutoring sessions take place online after school for one (1) hour per session, two (2) days a week. Computers and internet access are provided for each participating student to complete the required hours.
MPS continues to collaborate with community organizations, parents and business leaders in the redesign and development of the T4U Tutoring program.
Milwaukee Public Schools, Wisconsin’s largest school district, is expanding college and career readiness efforts and continuing to implement innovative reforms that give every student the opportunity to succeed. MPS’ high-quality school options for 3-year-olds to high school seniors feature school climates in which positive behavior is reinforced; certified, highly-trained teachers; 21st-century learning technology for students; and curriculum aligned to the rigorous Common Core State Standards, which set a clear, high bar for the topics students must master at each grade level. MPS’ graduation rate is 14 points higher than the rate for the Class of 2000, its The Class of 2013 earned $24 million in scholarships and the district is home to some of the state’s best high schools according to the Washington Post and U.S. News and World Report. Visit mpsmke.com/news to learn more about MPS.