To narrow academic gaps, APS tries to make summer school cool

June 10, 2018 • Filed under News

Atlanta Journal Constitution

In an Atlanta classroom, kids clustered around a table trying to keep little boats they built from sinking.

Down the hall, another group worked on computers.

Minutes later, about a dozen students raced “puff-mobile” vehicles across a polished floor using only lung power to move the handmade, kid-engineered contraptions.

“It’s like learning, but they’re making it fun,” said Cayden Edwards, 10, who just finished fourth grade and is spending part of his summer at a Peyton Forest Elementary School day camp that focuses on science, technology, engineering, arts and math.

As summer break begins, so does the dreaded “summer slide.”

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