Education: After-School Scholars

The well-off Cleveland suburb of Lakewood, Ohio saw no good reason last year to offer French and special science courses below the high-school level, as suggested by a band of determined parents. So the parents signed up a French teacher and two working scientists as instructors, charged pupils 50¢ a lesson, soon had a booming after-school program of their own (TIME, June 2).

As bright schoolchildren eagerly took on extra, out-of-class work, the parents (now incorporated as the nonprofit Lakewood Foundation) have expanded the program. Last week the foundation was conducting five French...

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