In the News: How a Free Denver Public Schools Camp Seeks to Stop the Summer Slide

Wesley Wright of Chalkbeat Colorado writes about a summer camp for elementary school students run by Denver Public Schools aimed at reducing the “summer slide” among students. The eight-week-long program is free to all Denver Public Schools students regardless of income and focuses on science, literacy, art and movement.

ednext-aug2016-blog-ototn-camp-denverIn a recent blog entry, Mike Petrilli lamented the limited access many low-income children have to summer camps and extracurricular activities and proposed some ways to make it easier for poor kids to take part in high-quality enrichment along with their affluent peers.

In the Summer 2016 issue of Education Next, David Osborne wrote about the strategies being pursued in Denver to raise student achievement.

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