Washington, D.C.'s summer-school plan results in enrollment shortfall

07/29/2013 | Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

Officials in Washington, D.C., say a new approach to summer school, in which enrollment was by invitation only for some students who lagged behind in reading, may have adversely affected the district's most struggling students. After realizing the invited students would not fill the available seats for the five-week program, officials opened summer school to all students but still ended up with a shortfall in enrollment.

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