Using summer lab schools to tackle education inequality in Georgia

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Megan Ernst, Emerging Fellow for Education for 2014-2015 and UGA Class of 2015, details whySummer lab schools, staffed by graduate students of education from public universities across the state, could be used to minimize summer learning loss among low-income public school students. This program would also have the benefit of providing additional pedagogical training for future teachers in a more flexible setting, shown to reduce teacher attrition.

Due to successful lobbying efforts from Megan and other UGA stakeholders, the university will pilot a model program to open in summer 2016. This model, if successful, should be expanded to all teacher education programs in the state.

Using Summer Lab Schools to Tackle Education Inequality in Georgia by Roosevelt Institute