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Blue Ridge Elementary summer school teacher Tina Brennan enthusiastically leads students in a vote-by-clapping as to whether a book being discussed is designed to entertain---a student's hand holds one of the star-shaped choices---or inform. For this particular book, it was a tie with students determining that a book could be both entertaining and informative.

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Summer school helps Walla Walla kids catch up

The classes are the latest in a series of interventions to halt and reverse regression in student academic performance.

WALLA WALLA - The simple gesture of moving two room dividers at Blue Ridge Elementary - to create one vast open space from three classrooms - stirred nostalgic memories for Linda Boggs and Leah Cruddup.Boggs, assistant superintendent for Walla Walla Publi


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