July 19, 2014 7:02 PM

Program targets at-risk junior high students to raise graduation rates

Some eighth-graders will get extra help in the coming school year, the second year of an intensive program to turn struggling lives around early. This week, coaches at Hanshaw Middle and Prescott Junior High in Modesto and Creekside Middle School in Patterson told stories of challenges met in offering this new, personalized service, and their hopes for grade-point gains in the coming school year.

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