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URBAN SUMMER SCHOOL BILL PITCHED TO HELP CLOSE ACHIEVEMENT GAP

By Matt Murphy

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE

STATE HOUSE, MARCH 17, 2017....Summer school is often thought of as a punishment. But what if it didn't have to be?

As state education officials look for ways to shrink the achievement gap for poorer students and prepare them for college and the workforce, Rep. Alice Peisch, of Wellesley, is pushing a new model for summer school in urban districts that would take students out of the classroom and into the real world.


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