Prevent Dropouts and Promote Postsecondary Success

The Reaching and Teaching Struggling Learners (RTSL) initiative guides Michigan public secondary schools through a three-year program focused on dropout-prevention strategies and instructional interventions. The program follows this basic structure:

  • Identify students at risk of dropping out, including students with disabilities.
  • Enrich your school culture to engage students and make them ready to learn.
  • Improve instruction with evidence-based practices.
  • Ensure sustainability.

Solutions are Customized

Because we honor the DNA of every school building, the path to success for each school is different. The structure of the RTSL program allows for self-discovery, trial and error, and customized solutions that work for your school and community.

RTSL schools receive guidance and support from education experts throughout the program to ensure positive results will be achieved and become sustainable.