Summer school works

Summer school works for struggling third graders, according to a Brigham Young study that followed Chicago students. Summer school grads did better than students who did just well enough on tests to avoid summer classes; the improvement persisted for several years. Summer school was less effective for sixth graders.

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  1. Is it just the extra education time that benefits them (hello, argument for year round schooling) or is it the changed structure of classes? Meaning does it help to place the kids who are having the most trouble in special groups?