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Schenectady teachers step up to challenge failure

Hamilton school staff volunteer as mentors

Hamilton Elementary School teacher Susan Alviene works between periods with third-grader Tiffany Payne.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Hamilton Elementary School teacher Susan Alviene works between periods with third-grader Tiffany Payne.
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Dozens of Schenectady teachers have accepted a challenge that could dramatically improve results on the school district’s standardized tests. Superintendent Laurence Spring challenged every teacher and administrator to mentor one child who was scoring below a level 3 on the state tests. If all 1,300 employees did that, he said, the district would have a 13 percent increase in its passing rate. At Hamilton Elementary, in the Mont Pleasant neighborhood, every teacher signed on. There ...

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hodgkins.t
October 13, 2012
11:06 a.m.

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In the Bronx, we had our high school students mentor elementary students, and the benefits for high school students as well as elementary school students were profound.

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