Summer school needed more than ever

One thing the world learned during the pandemic is that school kids lose pace when Zoom replaces the classroom.

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June 23, 2021 - 8:13 AM

Students at a summer school program at Cessna Elementary School in Wichita. (SUZANNE PEREZ / KANSAS NEWS SERVICE)

WICHITA, Kansas — One thing the world learned during the pandemic is that school kids lose pace when Zoom replaces the classroom.

“There has been some academic slide,” said Andi Giesen, assistant superintendent for learning services at the Wichita district. “On a previous trajectory, we would have expected students to be maybe a little farther along with their learning.”

Enter summer school.

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