Pinellas County launches tutoring program - FOX 13 News

Pinellas County launches tutoring program

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A new program starts this week to help struggling students in Pinellas County keep up with their school work.

Twenty-two elementary schools and six middle schools that scored a grade of "C" or lower on the FCATS will launch a program called "promise time."

It's a tutoring program that would keep about 2,000 struggling students after school with their teachers to work on their problem areas.

Students will use an online curriculum called iReady which is alligned to the Common Core Standards.

Teachers will get a detailed report of their progress, as well as suggestions on how to help them in areas where they need to make improvements.

The Juvenile Welfare Board will spend $655,000 in funding from property taxes on the program and extra teacher pay for the year.

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