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Summer Learning Opportunities in High-Poverty Schools

Publication dateJanuary 2005
publication pdfSummer Learning Opportunities in High-Poverty Schools

This publication describes five summer learning programs, based in high-poverty schools, that have contributed to improved student achievement. The schools profiled include Charles R. Drew Elementary School, Gary Community School Corporation; East Silver Spring Elementary, Montgomery County Public Schools; John B. McFerran Preparatory Academy; Jefferson County Public Schools; Tarrallton Elementary School, Norfolk Public Schools; and Weil Technology Institute, Pittsburgh Public Schools.

The profiles examine program goals, structure and content, professional development, funding and sustainability, student outcomes, challenges to implementation, and successes. The report also synthesizes best practices in implementing summer learning opportunities.