May 21, 2022

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South Bend’s Saturday Accelerator drives learning recovery

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SOUTH BEND — For four weeks this past fall, between 70 and 80 South Bend students have made the trip to Brown Community Learning Center.

Their day starts at 9 a.m. and students cycle through classes like math, English, and choir.

In the morning, Tamara Rose leads students through a lesson on fractions, greatest common factors and least common multiples. About an hour later, the students move down the hall to draw straight, curved and jagged lines into the background of self-portraits.

Their classes are a little smaller and the hallways a little quieter, but on this particular morning – a Saturday – school is very much in session. 

“For the past year or so that we’ve had COVID … a lot of them didn’t show up for elearning,” Rose said. “The stuff that they’ve missed out on, they’re learning it here.”