Voluntary or Mandatory? Remote or In Person? Districts Grapple with Summer School Logistics, Equity Questions

Chalkbeat | Kalyn Belsha

“Decisions about summer school can be fraught even in normal times, since students can experience attending as a punishment. With so many students missing traditional classroom time, the extra learning could be particularly helpful — but the lack of state tests, usual grading and attendance policies, and regular contact with teachers will make it hard to determine who needs it most.”

Coronavirus closures in most states will extend well beyond the normal school year and into summer programs. This article from the national Chalkbeat investigates how many districts, including Boulder Public Schools, are tackling this challenge.

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