Santa Fe New Mexican: Expanded Learning Time Helps Students Improve Grades

Citizen Schools: Program Boosts Learning Time, Grades for Middle-Schoolers Santa Fe New Mexican

August 15, 2011

Julian Padilla, an eighth grader at De Vargas Middle School in Santa Fe, NM, was able to raise his grades from Ds and Fs to Bs and As through the his work with Citizen Schools. This year, all seventh-graders will be required to participate in the Citizen Schools expanded learning program, along with one class of eighth graders.  The focus will be on reinforcing math skills, an area where students fell short in recent test scores. Read the full story on the expanded learning program at De Vargas here.