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Grant spurs idea for Schenectady school

Lincoln would be hub for services

Laurence Spring has papered his office with charts showing student progress. When he works at his desk, he can see charts tracking how many students can read at grade level, how many are passing their classes, and how many are skipping school.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Laurence Spring has papered his office with charts showing student progress. When he works at his desk, he can see charts tracking how many students can read at grade level, how many are passing their classes, and how many are skipping school.
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The state has given the Schenectady City School District a $2.4 million grant to try out an idea that could turn elementary schools into far more than just places for learning math and reading. Lincoln Elementary School will become a hub for other services, including mental health counseling, a community health center, and career training for parents. Lincoln will work with Ellis Hospital and Northeast Parent and Child Society to create the special services. The ...

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JIMOCONNOR
December 8, 2012
9:56 a.m.

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Its great to read an article highlighting the district's attempt to focus on real mental health needs of the kids, rather than one exposing boarder line personality disorder behaviors of administrators.

cfield
December 12, 2012
10:30 a.m.

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I love that the parents are included in this opportunity to be released from the bondage of generational poverty!! Great school, great faculty and in turn, great community.

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