Income gap affects summer learning for students who are gifted

08/10/2011 | Oakland Tribune (Calif.), The

The cost of summer-enrichment programs and activities can be prohibitive for some lower-income families, leaving some high-achieving students with few opportunities for learning during the summer months. This disparity is highlighted in the case of two California students who are gifted, one of whom spent the summer studying German and chemistry and traveling with her family, while the other mostly fended for herself at home. Some summer-enrichment programs are free or offer scholarships, but parents say obtaining information about them can be challenging.

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