Wanted in Dallas ISD: 1,800 tutors to help students catch up after COVID-19 disruptions

The Dallas Morning News


“We have to clearly define what high-dosage, high-quality tutoring is. This is not what we traditionally think of as tutoring,” he said. “Tutoring goes far beyond just homework help.”

Dallas school leaders plan to turn to local institutions of higher education to find tutors, along with expanding their partnerships with volunteer groups. They will likely also hire part-time tutors to work within the district.

“This is a big infrastructure commitment,” Little said. “Dallas ISD — and no district really — has tried to have that many tutors come in a short amount of time. We’re going to have to be really creative and exhaustive in exploring every avenue to source tutors.”

DISD will partner with Brown University’s National Student Support Accelerator, Little said, as it moves forward. The initiative works to create effective, research-based tutoring programs across the country.


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