By Sammy Mack
At Miami Carol City Senior High in Florida, a handful of teachers, administrators and coaches are gathered around a heavy wooden table in a conference room dubbed the “War Room,” looking through packets of information about several students.
There are others at the table, too: analysts from the group Talent Development Secondary, which monitors student data; City Year, a nonprofit that provides mentors; and Communities in Schools, which connects kids with health care and social services.
“The point of all this isn’t to collect data. It’s to change what’s happening for individual kids.”
It’s a lot of cooks in the kitchen, but they’re all here to help students who are just starting to show signs of trouble.