Jeff Duncan-Andrade, and Director of Educational Equity at I-SEEED, talks to Vallejo educators about the importance of knowing the context in which their students go to school. Duncan-Andrade will work with Vallejo teachers and administrators for the next school year, which starts Monday. (Photo Credit: Lanz Christian Banes/Times-Herald)
When Vallejo students return to classes Monday morning, most will come back to a system designed to catch them when they fall, or so district officials hope.
That’s because the district is tripling the number of its full-service community school this year, bringing under one roof a variety of services ranging from feeding hungry students to dealing with teenagers on probation.
This marks a shift in philosophy for Vallejo, which now espouses the idea that if schools take care of the whole child, rising test scores will follow.
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