Baker commits $70 million to fund summer learning programs for students impacted by pandemic

BOSTON (WLNE) – Massachusetts is committing $70 million in grants for summer learning programs to help kids get back on track after a year of hybrid learning.

Students at every grade level, in every district, will be able to take part in academics and recreational programs over the summer.

Gov. Charlie Baker noted that it’s been a tough for students and many struggled to get all the resources needed for a good education while in remote and hybrid learning.

“While we obviously can’t make up for the birthday parties missed or the class celebrations, we can makeup for some of the missed learning opportunities which so many students may have experienced over this pandemic,” Gov. Charlie Baker said.

The acceleration academics will be free. English programs will be offered for incoming Kindergartners, 1st graders, and 2nd graders.

Accelerated math programs will be focused on higher grade levels.



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