July 21, 2022

California school districts received millions of dollars this year in federal and state Covid relief funding to address the impacts of the pandemic. One district, Lodi Unified, spent a chunk of the funds to send students to a two-week summer camp at a local university. Students took college classes taught by university professors, and they got a taste of dorm life.


  • Clara Brienza-Larsen, Incoming freshman, Lodi Unified School District
  • Mariya Wharry, Program Coordinator, Lodi Unified School District
  • Carolyn Jones, Reporter, EdSource

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