Retaining a student (or not) can change the trajectory of a student’s life for better or for worse. Is there a “right” decision when considering retention or promotion? And if so, how do we make it? At this Lunch & Learn, Ali Apfel will discuss evidence-based pros and cons of grade level retention, talk about factors beyond academics and the importance of seeing a child holistically, and explore a tool that can be used in tandem with schools’ decision making criteria for student promotion. Ali will leave time for schools to ask questions and share best practices to ensure each attendee walks away with the advice they need to support students and families.
Presenter: Ali Apfel