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        The Education of Omarina: Supporting a Struggling Student

        Find out how the support of her middle school teaching team has impacted one student’s journey from a Bronx, New York, public middle school to a New England private school and now onto college, in these professional development videos excerpted from FRONTLINE: The Education of Omarina. An innovative intervention program to reduce high school dropouts helped Omarina Cabrera succeed at her middle school and eventually enroll in Brooks School. But once at this elite boarding school, Omarina found that continuing troubles in her home life interfered with her academic life. This resource is part of the FRONTLINE Collection

        To learn more about the struggles that Omarina Cabrera experienced in middle school and how she was identified as an at-risk student by her school’s dropout intervention program, watch the related resource Succeeding in School.

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        Constant Contact

        The support of her former middle school teacher, Mrs. Miller, helps Omarina change her attitude about high school and navigate the challenges of her first year at Brooks School.

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        Intervention at Brooks

        When Omarina’s brother’s life spirals downward, and she struggles to stay focused on her future, Mrs. Miller drives to Brooks School to support her.

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        College Bound

        Omarina receives exciting news about her future but finds that her joy is tempered by anxiety about her brother’s circumstances.

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