Many U.S. districts cancel summer classes to make ends meet

07/2/2009 | NYTimes.com

Across the country, school districts are gutting summer-school programs to save money even though research indicates summer school may help reduce the achievement gap for low-income children. U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan has urged districts to spend education stimulus funds on summer school, but many are struggling to plug budget holes or pay for school-year programs.

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