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Business professionals give students real perspective

After last year’s amazing success of the students in DECA competition, I am truly committed to the International Telementor Program (ITP).  Even though my students are really capable and committed to the projects they work on, the mentor expertise in … Continue reading

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Students get birdseye view of nesting birds

Students from Westview Middle School in Longmont, built a nesting box for kestrels right before their spring break. The work was part of their International Telementor Program-supported conservation project. Jason Helmus, their teacher, provided some help as well. The nesting … Continue reading

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Students find their spark, help others

When students discover their spark–what excites them and moves them to action–it’s a beautiful process to witness. Directed by their teacher, Rachael Ibanez, and guided further by mentors provided through the International Mentor Program, some students at Preston Middle School … Continue reading

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Northern Colorado Epicenter of World-Class Learning

NOTE: Listen to 88.9fm KRFC on Thursday, June 13, at 5:55 p.m. MST, to hear Cameron Shinn, English teacher at Preston Middle School in Fort Collins, Colorado, tell why he partners with ITP. Move over traditional pedagogy. There is an … Continue reading

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Startling Statistic: 1 in 4 High School Students

■ 1/4 high school students don’t graduate on time – More than a quarter of high school freshmen fail to graduate from high school on time. Source: Strong American Schools Share this:EmailFacebook

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Startling Statistic: 3 in 10 College Freshmen

■ 3 in 10 college freshmen repeat high school classes - Although 80 percent of tenth graders plan to earn a college degree, three in ten college freshmen have to repeat high school courses and nearly half fail to graduate. Source: Strong American … Continue reading

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Startling Statistic: 1.1 Million Students Drop Out

■ 1.1 million students drop out of high school every year – A student drops out of high school every 29 seconds. That’s 1.1 million per year—or 6,000 a day. Source: Strong American Schools Share this:EmailFacebook

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