The Answer Sheet: summer school


Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 07/14/2010

Cool Summer Class: 'Boot camp' revisited

At the Washington Jesuit Academy, boys take a mandatory 7-week summer course of classes that helps them learn more about themselves and others.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:45 AM ET, 07/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Student Life | Tags:  boot camp, cool summer classes, interesting classes and summer, jesuit academy, social emotional development, summer school classes, washington jesuit academy

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 07/13/2010

Cool summer class: Reading with dogs

Lots of kids go to summer school/camp to improve their reading, but at Stanton Elementary School in Washington D.C., there is an added attraction: dogs.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:59 AM ET, 07/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Student Life | Tags:  animals people love, cool summer classes, reading with dogs, summer school

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 07/07/2010

Learning math with Sherlock Holmes

Teacher Sharon Jacoby’s students are having so much fun learning math in summer school that it makes you wonder why teachers can’t do this from September through June.

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:30 AM ET, 07/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Math, Math | Tags:  interesting courses, learning math, math and sherlock holmes, summer school, summer school classes, thinking like sherlock holmes

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 05/08/2010

Fairfax County slashes summer school

Fairfax County Public Schools is cutting summer school way back this year to save money, a move that could affect academic achievement in the county.

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:30 AM ET, 05/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County Public Schools | Tags:  Fairfax County Public schools, Fairfax budget cuts, Fairfax summer school, summer school, summer school cuts