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Quantifying the Need for T/MC Programs in Chicago


Quantifying the Need for T/MC Programs in Chicago

A multi-organizational collaboration to develop a statistically valid methodology for the quantification of desired frequency of tutoring and mentoring programs

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Latest Activity: Jul 8, 2012

Discussion Forum

Methodology - Define predictive end point

– Model 1 – Expected frequency of programs, ratio of students receiving tutoring, based on current data– Model 2 – Required number of programs to hit X graduation rate or other defined outcome of…Continue

Started by Daniel Bassill Dec 14, 2009.

This is intended to be a collaborative process

We want to make this process as collaborative as possible• Specific expertise we will need:– Defining the impact of tutoring programs in an objective way– Defining the need based on measurable and…Continue

Started by Daniel Bassill Dec 14, 2009.

What other businesses might be interested in being involved in this project

Who do you know who might want to join this group. List them. Invite them. Introduce them.

Started by Daniel Bassill Dec 14, 2009.

What other colleges and universities, or high schools might participate

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Started by Daniel Bassill Dec 14, 2009.

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Comment by Daniel Bassill on August 19, 2011 at 2:58pm

Here's an article showing how Camden, NJis plagued by the same issues of poverty as Chicago is.  The article includes this statement: "But in Camden, even great teachers face obstacles that are difficult to overcome. Increasingly, educators and experts are questioning the reformers’ tactics and asking whether the single-minded focus on schools has become an excuse to avoid the hard work of addressing poverty. 


Leaders in Chicago, Camden and other cities might benefit from using the maps and other ideas hosted in this forum and on TMC web sites


If we can find the money and/or partners we can build even better information for people to use in understanding the distribution of tutor/mentor programs, the differences between programs, and the steps each program, along with the business and philanthropic community,  might take to grow from "good to great".

Comment by Daniel Bassill on December 23, 2009 at 2:01pm
I posted some links in the Discussion Forums on the T/MC site, about efforts to create Promise Zones in Chicago that would duplicate the Harlem Children's Zone in NYC. Central to such efforts will be a need to know what services already are in each neighborhood, which is what the T/MC is providing.

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