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Led by instructor Tory Bullock (standing), summer school students participated in a spoken word poetry exercise at Boston Arts Academy. “It was very, very difficult to get kids to really participate in the beginning,’’ Bullock said, though some did open up. Led by instructor Tory Bullock (standing), summer school students participated in a spoken word poetry exercise at Boston Arts Academy. “It was very, very difficult to get kids to really participate in the beginning,’’ Bullock said, though some did open up. (Kayana Szymczak for The Boston Globe)
By June Q. Wu
Globe Correspondent / August 4, 2010

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Ask a classroom full of summer school students to open up about violence, sex, and drugs, and they will likely revert to second grade shyness, school officials say. (Full article: 829 words)

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