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Summer Programs Meet Diverse Needs

Innovative Trends in Summer Program Redesign
Authored by Michelle Rutherford and Denise Kelly Stinson

Innovative districts are expanding their summer programs beyond traditional remediation of course failure to meet a wide range of student learning needs. These innovative programs include options to earn initial course credit, prepare for college entrance exams, and remediate gaps in the prerequisite knowledge needed for success in the upcoming grade level. Effective summer programs increase equity and opportunity by offering a range of options that serve increasingly diverse student populations across grade levels.