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High-Impact Tutoring continues to serve Washington, DC students

Lana Learn makes a case for High-Impact Tutoring at a Washington, DC Council hearing to continue serving students.

This April, Lana Learn proudly represented its commitment to educational excellence at a Washington, DC Council hearing. Senior Director Jordan Spooner spearheaded our cause with his expertise and passion for education. The DC Council hearing was a crucial platform to advocate for sustained funding and support for the OSSE High-Impact Tutoring (HIT) Initiative.

The HIT Initiative has been a cornerstone of our mission in Washington, DC for the past year. This program alone has enabled us to impact over 300 students annually across DC high schools, including H.D. Woodson High School, Thurgood Marshall Academy, IDEA Public Charter School, and Theodore Roosevelt High School. With the support of the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), our programs have filled critical academic gaps, particularly those exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic​.

HIT Program Impact

Lana Learn’s data-driven and personalized approach focuses on math, English language arts (ELA), and science tutoring. Improvements in both academic achievement and student engagement and confidence are key indicators of our impact. Our quarterly reporting shows student progress which reflects program effectiveness.

Beyond program reports, our team of educators see the impact in individual student grades. Over a three-week period, one of our partner school sites boasts letter grade improvements from an F to a C- in six students. Additionally, we promote social and emotional learning (SEL) to advance academic achievement. We also reinforce additional skills like critical thinking and communication that will help students long past this program.

Our Commitment to Serve Students

As Mayor Bowser earmarks $4.8 million in the fiscal year 2025 budget to continue this essential work, it’s more important than ever that the DC Council recognizes and supports this investment. During the Budget Oversight hearing, Senior Director Jordan Spooner highlighted how our initiatives have leveraged these funds to significantly enhance student learning and wellbeing. He advocated for the continuation and expansion of HIT funding so we can continue to serve DC students.

By participating in these hearings, Lana Learn continues to champion the cause of equitable education access. We strive to ensure that every student in DC can benefit from high-quality tutoring. Our ongoing efforts underscore our deep commitment to not just sustaining but also expanding our educational impact, making a profound difference in the community we serve.

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