Saturday Schools Swap Snoozing for Studying; Enticing Saturday Classes Help Students Sharpen Reading and Test-Taking Skills
Palka, Mary Kelli, The Florida Times Union
Byline: MARY KELLI PALKA
For dozens of Andrew Jackson High freshmen and sophomores, 14 Saturdays this school year will be anything but typical.
Instead of sleeping in, hanging out with friends or working a part-time job, they're heading to their school's Super Saturday Academy. Students who were struggling in their Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test scores were invited.
The first day was Saturday, and 48 students signed in.
To help encourage them to stick around for two hours, Principal Iranetta Wright held a raffle at the end of the academy for a $100 gift card. She promised more incentives if they stuck around for the other 13 Saturdays.…
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Publication information: Article title: Saturday Schools Swap Snoozing for Studying; Enticing Saturday Classes Help Students Sharpen Reading and Test-Taking Skills. Contributors: Palka, Mary Kelli - Author. Newspaper title: The Florida Times Union. Publication date: September 13, 2009. Page number: Not available. © 2007 The Florida Times-Union. COPYRIGHT 2009 Gale Group.
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