Gretna Public Schools makes headlines

Dedicated teachers, 'do-overs' keep Gretna students on track

By Julie Anderson / World-Herald staff writer

Some high-school students in a Nebraska district are coming to school early or staying late to make up work they missed or receive extra instruction in math and other core subjects. The program is designed to help students meet the district's requirement that they complete all assignments with a grade of 70 or better. "It's building that confidence within kids that you can do this stuff," Superintendent Kevin Riley said. "You're smart enough, you just have to learn how it works for you."

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