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April 29, 2013

Salem pushes summer learning

Plans include pilot school and several programs for children with special needs

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The School Committee is expected to end the extended-year program at Saltonstall, a K-8 school, by the summer of 2014. While praising the efforts of teachers and parents at the “break-the-mold” school that runs through July, school board members said they can’t justify the extra expense — estimated at $100,000 — at a school with a relatively low number of low-income students and MCAS scores that aren’t significantly better than other schools.

Any extra funds for summer programs, they said, should benefit all students.

A decision on Saltonstall is expected in a few weeks.

Tom Dalton can be reached at tdalton@salemnews.com.

 

If you go What: Salem Summer Programs Expo. Information and some early registrations for more than 20 summer programs offered by the schools, city and community. When: Saturday, May 4, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Where: Tent behind Community Health Center, 47 Congress St. Questions: Contact Patricia Zaido at info@salempartnership.org.

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