By Todd R. Hansen
The staff at Cambridge Elementary could see the young child falling further and further behind his classmates.
Language difficulties had frustrated the fifth-grader, and he had become disinterested in school.
“He was very unmotivated and a reluctant learner . . . and was behind in his reading and math,” said Susan Nader, who is in her fourth year as principal at the Vacaville campus.
Then the boy was placed in the school’s Prism program, in which children are given hands-on training about computer programming and robotics.
“He is reading a grade level now and getting all his work done,” Nader said.