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SPLOST Plans On Tight Timeline

"Dooly County has had a STAR program in the past, and [Dooly County Schools Superintendent Dr. Grady] Miles said it was quite effective, but because of the lack of funds, no such program is currently operating."
11/09/2011, Cordele Dispatch - Read the article...

Winner announced for 2011 Lila McNall Award

"James Davis of the Student Transition and Recovery Program is the 2011 recipient of the Lila McNall Award... Davis will receive this award which is presented annually for outstanding contribution to the Children's Services Division of the Genesee County Department of Social Services."
10/19/2011, The Daily News - Read the article...

STAR Light ó meeting the discipline needs in elementary schools

"Itís beneficial on each level. Parents are asking for the programs, administrators are making the recommendations and students are quickly learning the importance of behaving."
11/17/2007, The Union Recorder - Read the article...

S.T.A.R. is tough support

"Parents are kept informed of their childís progress. Students take the daily sheets home and have their parents sign off and turn them in the next day to S.T.A.R. officers."
1/26/2007, The Union Recorder - Read the article...

Tioga County receives Governor's Award for Local Government Excellence

"'The continuing success of the Tioga County S.T.A.R. program is directly due to the cooperation between those involved as well as the financial and manpower resources provided by the state, the county and the school districts,' said Human Services Administrator Sam Greene. 'That is why everyone in this partnership should be proud that Tioga County has earned this award for the S.T.A.R. program.'"
4/24/2006, The Wellsboro Gazette - Read the article...

Our opinion: May 6, 2005

"The Student Transition and Recovery Program (STAR) at Crisp County Middle School is doing wonders for the learning environment."
5/6/2005, Americus Times-Recorder - Read the article...

Fifteen Effective Strategies for Improving Student Attendance and Truancy Prevention

"Data shows a significant decrease in office referrals and school absences [for S.T.A.R. Students] while their academic averages improve. "
5/1/2005, National Dropout Prevention Center/Network - Read the article...

STAR

"Administrators at Crisp County Middle School praised the STAR Program. Michael W. Lehr Jr., principal of Crisp County Middle School, said 'I'm fond of the STAR Program ... STAR fills a void that other programs sometimes can't address. It gives students the inspiration to improve themselves.'"
3/6/2005, Americus Times-Recorder - Read the article...

STAR

"Michael W. Lehr Jr., principal of Crisp County Middle School, said 'I'm fond of the STAR Program ... STAR fills a void that other programs sometimes can't address. It gives students the inspiration to improve themselves.'"
12/28/2005, Americus Times-Recorder - Read the article...

Schools getting youths to shape up

"'It's pretty rugged, but nothing that they cannot handle,' [Principal Virginai Miller] said. '(The officers) know how to work with students, keep them moving, keep them motivated, but they also know when a child can't do something.'"
10/17/2005, The Brunswick News - Read the article...

Southern Tioga board ponders participation in youth program

"Capt. Simon Morgan, who will head up the program locally, emphasized that STAR is intended to help kids succeed, not just punish them with physical exercise."
9/8/2004, The Wellsboro Gazette - Read the article...

STAR takes center stage at board meeting

"'You have really made a difference and that's what we asked you to do, so thank you,' board Chairwoman Barbara Martin said."
8/27/2004, Hinesville Costal Courier - Read the article...

Northern Tioga School District to enter into new programs

"Capt. Morgan said the main focus of the program is to put the child back into the community and, most important, back into his or her family."
8/18/2004, The Wellsboro Gazette - Read the article...

Juvenile crime on pace for 10-year-low in Bradford County

"...[Thomas Schuster, chief Bradford County probation officer] said he believes that programs started over the past decade in Bradford County - school based probation officers and the Student Transition and Recovery (S.T.A.R.) program - are having a positive effect on youth. The S.T.A.R. program, which was started two years ago locally, is an educational program for at-risk youth which has similarities to a boot camp."
7/23/2004, The Daily & Sunday Review - Read the article...

No mistaking boot camp's shock value

"Discipline referrals and absenteeism dropped and grades went up among Risley's STAR students. It works much better than alternative school and in-school suspension, Seabrooks [Risley's Principal] said."
12/7/2004, The Florida Times-Union - Read the article...

S.T.A.R. getting results

"Lavelle said that he did not initially have enough information to know if the program would work. Now, he said, he has seen that the program works. 'I'm sold on this program,' [William Lavelle, Bradford County Director of Human Services] said on Wednesday."
7/31/2003, The Daily & Sunday Review - Read the article...

Towanda administrators say S.T.A.R. program is changing students

"'We've had very positive feedback from our administrators' about the program, Towanda Superintendent of Schools Donald Butler told the school board at its meeting on Monday. 'I'm very optimistic about S.T.A.R. It's very, very cost effective for the school district.'"
6/10/2003, The Daily & Sunday Review - Read the article...

Wyalusing Board joins S.T.A.R. program

"[Wyalusing High School Vice Principal Gary Otis] said the program is the only one its kind which requires the involvement of a parent for the child, first to be sent to the program, and second to succeed in the program."
3/15/2003, The Daily & Sunday Review - Read the article...

S.T.A.R. to begin this week

"[William Lavelle, Director of Bradford County Human Services] said he feels confident that the program will speak for itself as far as being able to turn children around and make changes in their lives. He said other counties in Pennsylvania have already expressed an interest in bringing the S.T.A.R. program to their school districts."
2/24/2003, The Daily & Sunday Review - Read the article...

A Kinder, Gentler Shock Program?

"STAR [addresses the complex issue of juvenile correction] with a regime that includes daily physical drills at sunrise, mandatory parental involvement, daily tutoring, weekly therapy for youth and parents, and collaboration with schools, juvenile and family courts, and youth-serving agencies such as the YMCA."
11/1/2003, Youth Today - Read the article...

A Kinder, Gentler Shock Program?

"STAR [addresses the complex issue of juvenile correction] with a regime that includes daily physical drills at sunrise, mandatory parental involvement, daily tutoring, weekly therapy for youth and parents, and collaboration with schools, juvenile and family courts, and youth-serving agencies such as the YMCA."
11/1/2003, Youth Today - Read the article...

Northeast Bradford to participate in S.T.A.R. program

"'The S.T.A.R. program has proven itself as far as we're concerned here at Northeast Bradford,' [Northeast Bradford School District Superintendent, Tom Neilson] concluded."
10/20/2003, The Daily & Sunday Review - Read the article...

STAR coming to Bradford County

"[Bradford County Human Services Director William Lavelle] said the county already has letters from area school districts requesting the program. In January, [S.T.A.R. representatives] said that instructors for the program go through an extensive interview process and several background checks before they are selected to be a drill instructor."
8/2/2002, The Daily & Sunday Review - Read the article...

Bullies: A Fact Of Life?

"[Bullying expert, Richard Beal] says the Student Transition and Recovery Programs, Inc.- or STAR - is the most successful program in dealing with kids who have been bullying."
6/6/2002, CBS News - Read the article...

Probation department supports STAR Program

"[Tom Schuster, director of the Bradford County Probation Department] added that he believes the implementation of the S.T.A.R. program will help decrease the amount of money that will be spent because instead of sending students to Bucks County, the juvenile courts will be able to require students to go to the S.T.A.R. program."
11/15/2002, The Daily & Sunday Review - Read the article...

BISD School Board Takes Action on New S.T.A.R Program

"... statistics have shown that S.T.A.R. student's grade point averages improved an average of 15 points and that performance scores of S.T.A.R. schools increased as a whole as well."
0/0/0, Town Talk Radio Blog - Read the article...

Shaming as Discipline

"... rather than presenting a program like STAR to the child as a punishment, parents should present it as a way to improve behavior so that the child is successful in achieving his or her own goals."
0/0/0, Connect With Kids Network - Read the article...

 

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