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Students, teachers say AP summer program cut would mean lost opportunity
Students, teachers say AP summer program cut would mean lost opportunity

For the past three years, while their peers were sleeping in or on vacation, teenagers from across Baltimore have converged on Digital Harbor High School with a common goal: to challenge themselves. The students, members of the Advanced Placement Summer Academy, took advantage of an opportunity they say gave them more than an edge in a few classes. For some, it molded their educational careers. Now the three-year-old program is on the chopping block: City schools CEO Gregory Thornton has proposed eliminating it to save money. Thornton has defended the cut, saying students who are successful during the school year would rather have jobs than attend school in the summer. But some of those...

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