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Principal Karen Stevens on how Paper supports learners and educators

Watch: Karen Stevens, principal of Washington Community High School, discusses how Paper fills a key gap for students, and how it supports teachers, too.


Illinois’ Washington Community High School drives student confidence with 24/7 educational support 

Anytime, anywhere access to academic support helps foster student confidence, student agency, and executive functioning

The school is working to make Paper—which provides on-demand access to homework help, writing feedback, and enrichment programming—a regular part of students’ study routines.  

The dilemma

The district, which has a strong tradition of academic achievement, saw a large uptick in students struggling and was looking for a way to provide extra help along with social-emotional support.

The solution

By providing 24/7 access to tutors across an array of subjects, Paper is enabling students to practice essential skills through interactive challenges and explore college and career options.

The takeaway

Usage of Paper has exceeded the district’s expectations, especially within the classroom. It is helping enhance student confidence and student agency.

About Washington Community High School District’s student population

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