Using robots to help raise student grades

Looking to boost math and science? The answer may be letting robots take over. That's happening in more than a dozen public elementary and middle schools.

In fact, 75 percent of the kids involved raised their overall grades by a half or full letter grade and 80 percent raised their math and science grades by a half or full letter.

The Urban Assembly Institute of Math and Science for Young Women is one of 18 schools, in Brooklyn guided through a robotics program by Polytechnic Institute of New York University.

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