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Bill Zeeble / KERA News

Summer school’s now in session for science teachers. It’s being run by the Perot Museum of Nature and Science and Kosmos Energy. The classes target teachers who want to get their students excited about science.

Marketplace aired an interesting story about online summer school last night. School districts around the country are offering classes via YouTube and other online sites in an effort to cut budgets.

Willow Blythe / KERA News

Like most 14-year-olds, Jerry Harris is out of school for the summer. That means time to take it easy and hang out with friends. But for Jerry, it also means a contract -- one that he wrote -- to start many mornings at 5:30 a.m. and, as he printed in block letters, to "WORK."

Jerry's one of the students KERA is following all the way through high school in the series Class of '17, part of the station’s American Graduate initiative. And as tough as that summer contract might be, even tougher is what comes in just three weeks: high school.

Janelle O'Haugherty / Fidelity Investments

A few weeks back, we brought you the story of teenage entrepreneurs spending a chunk of their summers making their pitch at BizCamp in Irving’s MacArthur High School.  Now, the results are in, and top honors went to two of the kids we spotlighted -- the sister-brother team of Alisha and Danyial Hamid.

Bill Zeeble / KERA News

Some Irving high school students are sweating through summer school, but not because they need better grades. They’re in entrepreneur camp, and at the end of the week, campers will compete for cash prizes that could help launch a business