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Greenfield’s McClain HS partners with Harvard

Angela Shepherd, The Times-Gazette |

McClain High School will collaborate with Harvard University to research and improve student attendance and college and career readiness, McClain Principal Matt Shelton reported at the Greenfield Exempted Village School District (GEVSD) Board of Education’s last regular meeting of the year.

The Harvard program, National Center for Rural Education Research Networks (NCRERN), is a partnership with McClain High School for the next four years to provide specific interventions that address student attendance and college and career readiness.

The collaboration came about when one of Shelton’s doctorate program classmates began conducting rural education research for Harvard University.

“There’s a lot of data analysis that we will do throughout the process as well, which allows us to evaluate the effectiveness of these interventions and make changes if necessary,” Shelton said Tuesday. “In the end, it’s all about helping more students to find success post-graduation.”

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