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Leaders and Scholars Together

Leaders and Scholars Together was a reading program for second through fifth grade students. Students who were struggling readers were paired with student scholars. Students received training on lessons they taught during their tutoring sessions. Leaders and Scholars met weekly and used workbooks and resources provided through the national Leaders and Scholars program. These learning pairs worked together in reviewing and reinforcing reading skills.


Twenty pairs of students participated in the project. The struggling students in all grade levels raised their SOL scores and gained an average of 1 year in reading levels. The student scholars also increased their SOL scores and reading assessments. The project will continue this next school year.

This project is funded by the CEF MCD Awards Program.
Recipient: Catherine Hines
School: Clover Hill Elementary