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Long Beach summer camp teaches science to homeless kids

by Jed Kim | Take Two

Emma builds a bridge out of gum drops and toothpicks during science camp at Cabrillo High School in Long Beach, Calif., on July 23. Grant Slater/KPCC

According to national statistics, homeless kids are nine times more likely to repeat a grade and four times more likely to drop out of school. Five years ago, a Long Beach professor started a science camp to try to change that.

KPCC's Jed Kim has this story from the first week of camp

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