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Boston schools try to stem ‘summer slide’

Dragon Camp focuses on enrichment, rather than remediation

‘It’s alive!” screamed 12-year-old Keyshawn Charles, holding a brown chicken egg up in the air like a trophy.

His egg, cradled in a paper-towel-lined cup and fitted to a plastic bag turned parachute, had just survived a 10-foot drop to the floor of the Academy of the Pacific Rim Charter Public School, where Charles learned Tuesday about principles of flight like lift, drag, and thrust.

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