ERIC Number: ED313100
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
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Early Prevention and Intervention Programs for At-Risk Students.
Howard, Katrena C.
This document describes programs implemented in the DeKalb County (Georgia) school system that attempt to remediate at-risk status and prevent students from becoming at-risk. DeKalb's programs focus on improved academics and social and emotional well-being. The programs target children as young as 4 years of age, but continue through elementary and secondary schools. Programs include: (1) a magnet program for 4-year-olds; (2) a Developmental First Grade; (3) the elementary Remedial Education Program for reading; (4) a Lead Teacher for Student Services; (5) Adopt-A-School; and (6) the Homework Helpline. These programs are provided in addition to traditional remedial programs, such as Chapter 1 and other reading and mathematics programs that are effective for many students. It is concluded that the DeKalb County School System is making concerted efforts to prevent students from becoming susceptible to the maladies that often result from school failure. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Georgia