The “ÉcoRéussite” program from Québec’s Côte-du-Sud School Board recognized nationally for preventing school dropout
The EdCan Network is pleased to announce that the “ÉcoRéussite” program has been selected to participate in the 2017 ‘Innovation that Sticks’ Dropout Prevention Research Program. As part of this initiative, a researcher from the EdCan Network visited Saint-Paul-de-Montminy, Québec to explore how a team of educators have succeeded in drastically raising French-language test scores.
“ÉcoRéussite” is a multi-actor and multi-sector partnership that strengthens ties between school and community, and comprises over 20 community organizations that lead activities both within the classroom and beyond for underprivileged families in the Chaudière-Appalaches region. Given the multiple social and family-related challenges with which students are confronted, this partnership leverages the diverse expertise of its members to offer varied learning opportunities adapted to unique student needs. While the program focuses on early childhood development and encouraging a love of learning and reading before kindergarten, it is currently expanding its activities to meet the needs of children, youth and young adults up to 24 years old.
The Commission Scolaire de la Côte-du-Sud received a $5,000 contribution courtesy of initiative sponsor State Farm Canada to grow its activities and extend its impact. Program leaders shared their implementation process and lessons learned with an EdCan Network researcher, who will produce a case study report that will provide practical guidelines about the conditions and processes that allowed “ÉcoRéussite” to succeed, including the steps that could be taken to spread this innovation to other classrooms and schools across Canada.
For more details about this program, please visit: www.edcan.ca/ecoreussite (in French)