A program designed to push poor and minority students toward high school graduation and college and career readiness will expand in the St. Louis Public Schools.
Fueled by a $300,000 grant from AT&T, the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program will go from serving around 300 students to 3,400 students at Cleveland Jr. Naval Academy, Gateway STEM High School, Roosevelt High School, Soldan International Studies High School, Sumner High School and Vashon High School.
The University of Missouri is expanding an early alert system that tracks academic performance to all four of its campuses this fall.
The system, developed by the company Starfish Retention Solutions, is designed to improve retention and graduation rates by better connecting students, faculty and staff.
The expansion follows the success of a pilot program at the university's Columbia campus that gives advisors real-time grading information on students and tracks performance trends among classes and subjects.