Baltimore (May 18, 2011) – 27 percent of school districts around the country have eliminated summer school programs this year, and 40 percent anticipate doing so in 2011-12, according to the latest American Association of School Administrators’ study of the impact of the nation’s economic downturn on schools. Citing “the anticipated and reported increasing intensity of budget cuts,” the districts shuttered traditional ‘bricks and mortar’ summer school programs. As a result, summer 2011 is expected to bring a record number of K-12 students logging on to learn, taking a range of online summer school courses to get ahead, or make...

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