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Val Verde Unified School District helps students self-advocate for success

District administrators realized that they need to equip every student with the tools they need to stay motivated to succeed in school and in the real world. Watch the distinct stories of two students to see how the district's innovative tutoring rollout provides an avenue for every learner to receive what they need.

I'm convinced in today's time, with the world moving so fast, nobody has the capacity to do this work alone. This is where we need great partners.

—  Mike McCormick, Superintendent, Val Verde Unified School District, California

My teacher in math told me it would be a good idea to use [Paper]... I began to retake some of my classes from freshman and sophomore year that I failed. I'm now a 3.4 student.

—  Adrian, Student, Val Verde Unified School District, California

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