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Watch: Franklin Park SD 84 leaders talk about how their school community is bridging learning gaps with the help of free 24/7 academic support.


Chicago’s Franklin Park district extends 24/7 academic help to 3rd through 8th graders

Bridging equity gaps by providing academic support where, when and how students need it

Unlimited, 24/7 high dosage tutoring extends academic support to students who traditionally have difficulty accessing it

The dilemma

Existing gaps in students’ academic progress and social/emotional learning were widened even further in the wake of Covid. Busy families and teachers didn’t have the extra hours at the right times of day to help students in need.

The solution

Franklin Park sought a whole-student approach that would provide academic support to students of all ages as well as English learners.They partnered with Paper to provide every student with expert 24/7, 1:1 homework help, writing feedback and study support across all content areas and grade levels in four languages.

The takeaway

After just a few months of usage, students had already engaged in 2,000 learning moments made of live 1:1 sessions and more than 373 essays submitted for review—including a 70% adoption rate among 3rd through 5th graders. Teachers used data from the Paper platform to better focus classroom lessons.

About the student population

Thanks to the combined efforts of its administrators, teachers, parents and students, Franklin Park SD regularly outperforms state averages in reading and math.

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