Polk County third graders who are struggling with reading may be headed to a summer reading camp this year while middle and high schoolers with academic problems will be going to summer school, according to Polk County Senior Director of K-12 Curriculum Paula Leftwich.
Only third graders with reading problems will head to “reading camps” to boost their reading and comprehension skills to meet Florida Competency Assessment Test grade levels, Leftwich said. Other grades will be left to their own or their parents’ devices, because, according to Leftwich, “there’s not enough funding for more.”
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