Education officials pleased with attendance at Summer Success Academy

Department of Education officials announced they are happy with the way things are going at the Summer Success Academy - a program designed for third-graders in jeopardy of not being promoted to the fourth-grade.

According to the Department of Education, 80 percent of kids are showing up for class at the Summer Success Academy. However, officials are disappointed with the results of attendance in summer school at the high school level. They say only 52 percent of high-schoolers are showing up for summer school classes.

Schools Chancellor Joel Klein says getting high school students to sign up for summer school is a problem let alone show up for class. He says he is really pleased with what's happening with the Summer Success Academy though.

Meantime, some school officials say they need to see proof that students are performing well academically and not just attending class before they can decide whether summer school is a success.

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