Innovative Summer Learning Program Expands Kids’ ‘Horizons’

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Photos courtesy of Horizons

Horizons student Niya plays with Ollala, her teacher’s dog, who helped star in the children’s PSA for the local humane society, created as part of a hands-on learning activity during the summer program.

CHESTERTOWN, Md. — Jack the Beagle proved a big hit in Randy Decker’s fourth-grade class.

Decker’s students loved reading to the dog, one of several from the Kent County Humane Society that came to the Horizons of Kent County summer learning program, run out of the private Radcliffe Creek School in this historic colonial town on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

Decker, who arranged for the weekly visits with the Humane Society, knows his students are much less self-conscious when reading to a dog than reading aloud in front of the whole class . . .

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