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School’s out: A series about the summer

By Katy Murphy
Monday, June 20th, 2011 at 4:04 pm in achievement gap, families, health, safety, students, teens.


As an education writer, I like the summer — and not because I get to file all my stories poolside (though that’s not a bad idea…). I like it because it sometimes gives me a break from breaking news, which means I get to work on projects.

I have a few up my sleeve, and I’m especially excited about one of them: a print and multimedia series about the summer, itself.

You can find the first story (print only) here.

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  • Christopher Scheer

    Just a reminder about two really great Summer programs, both free for Oakland teens:

    Bay Area Urban Debate League Summer Institute — August 1-5 at Westlake Middle School

    Oakland Peace Camp:
    Dates: June 27 – July 15, 2011
    Location: ASCEND School

  • djs

    Now that the life has been sucked out of school with little to no art, music, science, etc, it frightens me to think of summer as more of the same. I advocate high quality programs for these, which is what we had when I was growing up. Inexpensive summer camps, recreation programs at the school sites, fun summer classes in the arts or science.