UPDATE ON THE PARTNERSHIPS IN
The 1997 - 1998 Partnerships in Education
Program, most commonly referred to as the Adopt-A-School Program, has been an
overwhelming success. Each Thursday afternoon, approximately 15 employees tutor
students in math, reading skills, and English at Lucy D. Slowe Elementary school
in order to prepare the students for the Stanford 9 examination. All students
in the District of Columbia school system are required to achieve a score "above
basic" level in order to be promoted to the next grade level. Students who
score below basic will be required to attend summer school in hopes of attaining
the skills necessary to succeed at the next grade level.
Approximately 7 employees have
expressed an interest in tutoring students at School Without Walls Senior High
School. The USIA Director of Research, Ann Pincus, tutors students two days
a week at this school. An employee in the International Bureau of Broadcasting
(IBB) has made provisions for two students come to IBB for tutorial sessions.
In addition, several employees have expressed an interest in participating in
Career Day activities at the school later this month.
For further information on the
Partnerships in Education Program, please contact the Office of Civil Rights
on (202) 619-5151.
The Civil Rights Connection