The Washington, D.C., school district is focusing only on those struggling readers they believe will benefit the most from the summer program, which leaves out an estimated 2,700 K-8 students whose reading scores are outside the range for the program. Some parents say they are upset by the new "invitation-only" policy for summer school, but school officials responded that the program is unable to serve all students, so it is necessary to focus on students who can most benefit from the five-week program.

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