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NCLB provides area students with free tutoring: parents need to respond

NCLB provides area students with free tutoring: parents need to respond

Iowa Department of Education Approves Sylvan Learning Center

January 5th, 2010 — In accordance with the Title 1 legislation included in the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), low-achieving, disadvantaged students attending schools that do not make adequate yearly progress for three consecutive years qualify for free supplemental education services. Letters were sent from these schools in September to notify parents of qualifying students. Parents were provided a list of approved supplemental education service providers, and have the option to choose one for their child. The Mason City Sylvan Learning Center is one of the options for these families. There have been no responses at this time.

“We are thrilled at the opportunity to provide our services to more students in our area,” said James Mills, the Director at the Mason City Sylvan. “This is an area of the NCLB legislation that makes a significant impact on student achievement. It is an opportunity that parents do not want to pass up.”

According to the most recent reports published on Iowa’s Department of Education website, Roosevelt Elementary School in Mason City, Hampton-Dumont Middle School in Hampton, and Jacobson Elementary School in Belmond are Title 1 schools required to pay for qualifying students. Parents with children in these schools need to contact their school’s principal to request the free tutoring services.

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