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The cost of cutting the AP Summer Academy

The Baltimore City school system's proposal to eliminate the Advanced Placement Summer Academy, the city's only summer enrichment program for academically advanced students, will reportedly trim $99,000 from the budget as part of an overhaul of the school system's summer programs, which aims to save a total of $2.5 million. It's no secret that money for schools is tight. City schools are facing cuts from the state on top of an estimated $72 million deficit. Budget plans must balance many needs, ranging from renovating aging facilities to supporting new college and career-ready standards. But that's all the more reason to consider carefully the true cost of every...