- Lots of folks worried about a decline in student enrollment last year and what it might mean for the future. Oh. Sorry. Let me fix that:
… (Columbus Dispatch, 6/21/21)
- But before we worry about the future, how about we try to figure out the present first? I fear that will not be possible, if today’s summer school stories are any indication. It seems that school districts in Ohio don’t have a very good handle on what is actually being offered and to whom, even though the programs have already started. In my mind, it’s possible to have formal learning/school-y stuff interspersed with enrichment/camp-y stuff—and you can call it all “summer school” without traumatizing anyone. Kids like to learn, y’all. In this piece, we learn that
- There is similarly lots to digest in and 60 teachers working (a 1000 percent increase from previous years). While it doesn’t sound like the younger kids are getting too much formal education with their funtime, we do find out that middle schoolers are learning how to change tires and to shoot air rifles. Both activities are likely fun, educational, and practical—the way summer school should be. High schoolers, meanwhile, have their choice of Credit Recovery (which sounds like the academic equivalent of no dessert) or Credit Recovery Plus (which sounds like the academic equivalent of dessert only if you eat your broccoli first). (The Daily Jeffersonian, 6/21/21)
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