Student Achievement

Summer School: Good News, Bad News

By Mary-Ellen Phelps Deily — June 24, 2010 1 min read

Education Week has a new story today about the cuts many districts are making to summer school programs to save money. My colleague Erik Robelen, however, also highlights the innovative and expanded summer-enrichment programs that some schools are offering. Take a look at his story to see how different districts are approaching summer learning.

Baltimore is one of the places that’s trying to do things differently—and more creatively—this year.

“Last year, we took on that more remedial approach,” Ryan Reid, Baltimore’s coordinator for summer middle school programs, tells Education Week. “But we’ve decided, we have to go beyond remedial. ... Kids are going to be excited about this.”

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A version of this news article first appeared in the Beyond School blog.