Educational Tutoring Activities of Foundation
During the school year of 2001-2002 Adelante Now Foundation joined the DAY Foundation in bringing to Valencia County, New Mexico a tutoring program for elementary school children. The DAY Foundation’s Jocelyn Allen devised and supervised the program, and Adelante Now funded it in Valencia County. One of the tutoring program’s key to success was its simplicity. Teachers were paid to select five or six of their elementary school students who were one to two years below grade level in math or reading skills, and then to tutor them during the school year in two sessions weekly before or after the school day. Below are annual results of the tutoring program, as reported by the teachers involved:
New Mexico Turn Around Conference
In September 2009 Adelante Now Foundation joined The Heritage Foundation, The Prosperity Project, NMTA and Rio Grande Foundation in sponsoring a two day conference dedicated to such questions as how to improve New Mexico’s public education system. Because Florida and New Mexico are demographically similar and several years ago also had comparable low student achievement outcomes, the different paths taken by the two states to solve their educational problems were compared. Florida’s student achievement had improved; New Mexico’s had not. The conference also dealt with other topics having to do with improving New Mexico. Several nationally recognized speakers participated in the conference. Attendance by the public was good.