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Schools try shuffling schedules for success

from St. Louis Post-Dispatch

From Nov. 20: For years, schools have grappled with how to help pupils who are struggling the most catch up to their classmates. In many cases, holding them back to repeat a grade hasn't worked. Neither has social promotion — allowing children to move to the next grade with their classmates, where they may fall further behind. So what would it take to get a pupil the needed help without the stigma of repeating a grade? Two schools in the Pattonville School District are shaking up schedules and class structures in an effort to find out. more

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