Students who are signed up for summer school are the latest victims to fall through California’s ginormous budget gap. On Friday, the superintendent of Los Angeles schools announced cancellations that will send packing most of the 225,000 kids who benefit from these programs each year, from elementary through high school, to the bewilderment of some working parents and concerned teachers.

The New York Times:

Most summer school programs for students from elementary through high school will be canceled this year, the latest casualty of California’s widening budget gap, the superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District said Friday.

Core curriculum courses, available only to those who need credits to graduate, will remain open, the superintendent, Raymond C. Cortines, said. But other summer classes will not be offered, nor will non-academic programs like recreational activities for younger children, Mr. Cortines said, leaving many whose parents work at loose ends.

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