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South Carolina launches program to re-engage students

  • Madison Schiefelbein
  • November 12, 2020

There are many reasons why a student might be disengaged or not progressing academically right now — and even those who were previously thriving in their classes before the pandemic may now be struggling.

That’s why South Carolina State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman recently announced a new program that will support students who need help navigating the challenges of COVID-19 learning environments.

The ENGAGE South Carolina program will provide in-need K-12 students with a personal academic coach, who will help the student develop plans for academic success in challenging times, answer questions about technology and curriculum, monitor the student’s pace and progress throughout the school year, and build bridges to additional community support programs.

“Throughout the pandemic, the lives of so many of our students and their families have been upended, and understandably many students have struggled with this transition,” Spearman said. “ENGAGE South Carolina is designed to support these learners and help ensure they stay on track for graduation and beyond.”

Interested in learning more about Attendance Recovery? Read the most recent white paper about how New Mexico education leaders ‘flattened the curve’ of lost students during school shutdowns here.