Districts shake up traditional summer-learning model

01/24/2014 | District Administration magazine online

Budget cuts have been forcing some school districts to scale back summer programs, while other districts are changing the traditional model by partnering with community organizations to make summer learning more engaging and to focus on at-risk students. A Minneapolis Public Schools program for elementary- and middle-school students includes lessons about water ecology and local history. The program also includes a canoe trip to take water samples from an area river to test for chemical changes.

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