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Jake Zatko, a sixth-grader at Superior Middle School, gets help on some homework from Jordan Buhr, a student from the University of Wisconsin-Superior at the middle school. Buhr and other UWS students in the GEARS program help SMS students with homework, projects and missing classwork. (Jed Carlson/

GEARing up for learning

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When the final school bell rings bringing the day to an end, students are smiling ear to ear, stuffing their textbooks into their backpacks and eagerly running out the door as they are now free from school. However, the day isn’t over for every student.


“I have to go to GEARS today,” said sixth grader Berkley Freund. “I have to finish my homework right after school.”

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