Jun 26
Cincinnati Public Schools Fifth Quarter Program Includes EarthSmart Institute
26 Jun, 2011. 0 Comments. News. Posted By: lncigc
Jim Shelton meets with fifth quarter planner and CPS parents In an innovative program designed to stem the loss of learning that takes place during the summer for many students, Cincinnati Public Schools offered a Fifth Quarter, targeting grades K-7 at thirteen* schools. The voluntary program included enrichment opportunities intended to close the achievement gap between low-income and more economically advantaged students. A recent Johns Hopkins University study found that 65 percent of the achievement gap between poor and more advantaged ninth-graders is due to unequal summer learning experiences during elementary school years. By the fifth grade, low-income children can…