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Elkhart schools fight summer learning loss

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This summer marks the first year that Elkhart Community Elementary Schools will have their own summer lab program.

The new program is a partnership between IU South Bend, Saint Mary's College, Ethos Science Center, and Elkhart Community Schools.

The summer school labs will be taught by aspiring teachers and are not meant for just one type of student. They are meant to help any and all students who choose to participate.

"We believe summer learning loss affects every student," said Rob Haworth the Superintendent of Elkhart Community Schools.

The half day classes aim to help kids retain what they know all summer without and added financial burden. The program will also feature a college visit day to IUSB and Saint Mary's College.

"We believe that, that interaction between an elementary student and a university will set-up for later success," said Haworth.

The program received a $67,000 grant from the Elkhart Community Foundation for this year's program and next year's.

Classes will be held at Bristol Elementary and Cleveland Elementary

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