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No more 'waiting to fail'

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In July of 2007, the Lake Park-Audubon School District approved what was then a somewhat radical idea -- provide extra help for struggling students in kindergarten, first and second grades.

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The conventional approach was to essentially wait until those children to fail, then put them in special education programs later in elementary school to try to get them caught up.

Most of those students never left special education once they entered it.

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