Students Separated


POSTED: Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 8:00pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 8:09pm

A policy meant to help struggling students has some families at a Tennessee high school raising questions. Larry Flowers reports

(WSMV) During the lunch period, students at La Vergne High who make poor grades are separated from their classmates and forced to eat in a separate location.

School leaders say there is a split lunch period, half academic intervention to help students who may be struggling in a subject and half lunch.

School officials say this concept during lunch has been a success.

Two years ago, the graduation rate at the school was about 77 percent, and it's now almost 90 percent.

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