Washington D.C. Program Pays Students To Go To Summer School
Black Enterprise Magazine July/August 2018 Issue

From the Washington Examiner

A Washington D.C. program called “Summer Bridges” paid 305 students this summer to attend summer school.

The program pays ninth-grade students $5.25 an hour to participate. Students were told that attending school would be their jobs for the summer.

Summer Bridges was created to help students less likely than their peers to graduate high school within 4 years.

Councilman Michael A. Brown wondered whether this will encourage students to sleep through the school year to get paid in the summer.

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