Georgia this year is doubling the number of very young children it will have in summer school — hoping to get them on track for kindergarten.
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About the Summer Transition Program
*126 sites will host the summer transition program, including one in Cherokee, 12 in Clayton, five in Cobb, 21 in DeKalb, 17 in Fulton and five in Gwinnett
Length: six weeks
Cost: $24,000 per class or $3,024,000.
Students per classroom: 16, total of 2,016
Previous years: 2010, 60 classrooms in 19 counties; 2011, 59 classrooms in 23 counties; 2012, 59 classrooms in 18 counties.
SOURCE: Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning.