Calif. summer math camp aimed at keeping students on track

For the past 25 years, students from predominantly poor neighborhoods in the San Jose, Calif., area have improved their math skills during the summer through a local math camp. The Jose Valdes Math Institute, which is now struggling to maintain financial support, is aimed at teaching students a year's worth of math in one summer session, sending them back to school at grade level or above. "I want them to go to college. I don't want any college to tell them they can't get in because they don't know math," program director Julio Pardo said.

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