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Summer Bridge registration opens next week



Pinellas County Schools will open registration next week for Summer Bridge, a six-week program aimed at struggling students.

This is the second year of Summer Bridge for the school district. School officials are expecting greater turnout this year; last year, about 9,000 students in elementary, middle and high school participated in some part of Summer Bridge. Superintendent Mike Grego has said, however, that he expects the initiative to cost less because some instructional supplies will be reused. Last year, the total price tag was about $3.1 million. 

This year's Summer Bridge will run Monday to Thursday, between June 17 and July 24. Students must be eligible to participate. Most will be targeted based on test scores, with an emphasis on those performing below grade level. But teachers also will be asked to recommend students who could benefit from additional instruction.

The goal of the program is to curb summer learning losses, which tend to be greater among low-income students. Registration opens March 12.

For more information, go here. 

[Last modified: Monday, March 3, 2014 3:49pm]


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