The Merced City School District in California will offer its English learners in grades 2-5 who score below grade level on English-development tests the chance to spend five weeks this summer working on their English literacy and math skills. Between 500 and 600 students are expected to attend the program, with 16 part-time teachers working the daily half-day sessions. "Our objective is to send them on to middle school and high school with the skills needed to be successful in English," said superintendent RoseMary Parga Duran.

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