Study skills program safe this year despite state cuts
Students in Patricia Cady's seventh grade AVID class, Katie Balter, left, Hannah Roberson, middle, and Jordan Morton, right, learn about how they will be holding classroom discussions this year from a book called “Touchstones” on Friday, Aug. 3, 2012.
Posted: Saturday, August 4, 2012 12:00 am
Updated: 6:15 am, Sat Aug 4, 2012.
Hundreds of students on the verge of falling through the cracks on the path to college have a safety net they call AVID. It stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination, and offers study skills to middle-tier students and helps them with college applications.
Worry rose over the future of the program when Gov. Jerry Brown did not include AVID funding in his June budget. But local school officials say the program is safe.
Saturday, August 4, 2012 12:00 am.
Updated: 6:15 am.