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0000017d-2122-dd26-adfd-e56710b50000The New Classroom is a special reporting series, supported by The Walton Family Foundation, exploring the struggles, changes and innovations in education during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can find reports in this series listed below.

Fort Smith School District Helps Failing High School Students Get Back "On Track"

Fort Smith School District
Southside High School students in Fort Smith take a break in the student commons.

Fort Smith Public School District is significantly reducing the number of high school students with failing grades during the pandemic by deploying an innovative program called "On Track."  District leaders are using "On Track" teams for each high school campus to work one-on-one with failing students, as well as locating missing ones, to help them achieve career and college readiness. 

Jacqueline Froelich is an investigative reporter and news producer for Ozarks at Large.
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