At-risk students are receiving special support and counseling via the internet, thanks to a pilot program recently launched by the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE). The program, called Project Turn Around, uses internet connections, computers, scanners, printers, digital cameras, and other technology to pair troubled teens with academic coaches and professional counselors for one-on-one mentoring.


Project Turn Around is being tested at Riviera Village Community School, an alternative public school in Redondo Beach, Calif. The school serves students who have been expelled from other county schools, who are on probation, or who otherwise have trouble in traditional academic settings....

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