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  • NV: Retirees provide rich resource to district
    Summary: How do you meet the needs of 30,000 students who represent eighty percent of the district's population and live in the geographically largest school district in the United States? You invite retirees into your schools to work one-on-one with students. Although student achievement is on the rise, it is difficult to precisely measure the volunteers' effect on that. But as the coordinator of the program Cathy Girard says, "Achievement is measured in several ways, from looks on kids’ faces when they have a problem in algebra to work with the volunteer and finally getting it."

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