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By Jay Mathews

How AVID degrees the taking part in box, aiding underserved scholars pop out ahead

In Question Everything, award-winning schooling author Jay Mathews provides the tales and successful options at the back of the development through person decision software (AVID). With the aim of getting ready scholars for the longer term – even if that destiny comprises collage or now not – AVID teaches scholars the private administration talents that might aid them live on and thrive. desirous about time administration, presentation, and cooperation, the AVID application leads not just to outstanding academic results, but additionally to teenagers ready for all times after tuition. This publication tells the tales of AVID educators, scholars, and households to demonstrate how and why this system works, and demonstrates how academics can hire AVID's recommendations with their very own students.

Over the previous thirty years, AVID has grown from a unmarried teacher's perform to a firm serving 400,000 heart- and high-school scholars in forty seven states and sixteen international locations. Question Everything describes the tips and techniques at the back of the upward trajectory of either this system and the scholars who take part.

  • Learn which foundational talents are emphasised for destiny success
  • Discover how AVID teaches own administration talents within the educational context
  • Contrast AVID scholar results with nationwide averages
  • Consider enforcing AVID innovations and methods into present curricula

As university readiness turns into a most sensible precedence for the government, the Gates beginning, and different influential organisations, AVID's music checklist stands proud as one in every of good fortune. by way of leveling the enjoying box and introducing "real-world" realities early on, this system teaches scholars abilities that support them within the office and beyond.

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