The White House is nearly 75% of the way toward meeting its goal to place an extra 250,000 tutors, coaches and mentors in public schools by summer 2025 — just a little over a year since the initiative was first announced.
Data surveying school principals released Wednesday by the National Partnership for Student Success, a public-private partnership spearheading the White House tutoring initiative, found notable progress is being made to give extra support to school districts. Those collaborating within the National Partnership for Student Success include the U.S. Department of Education, AmeriCorps and the Everyone Graduates Center.
Before the data was released, the partnership’s managing director, Kate Cochran, said in an August interview with K-12 Dive that she believed the White House goal is attainable within the next two years.
But more still needs to be done to ensure there is tutoring access to more schools, as research shows a quarter of schools did not have any tutors, mentors or success coaches during the 2022-23 school year.
“We’re very excited by the progress that we’ve made, but there’s still a lot of work to do to meet our goal — and to really create a system in which students have recovered from the pandemic and are thriving across the country,” Cochran previously told K-12 Dive.
Here are some other standout figures tracking the progress of additional student supports in schools, according to the latest research from the National Partnership for Student Success.