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Summer Learning Loss

Summer Matters, Now

Jennifer Peck | Posted 02.19.2012 | Education
Jennifer Peck

When not addressed, the devastating effects of summer learning loss are ongoing and cumulative, affecting students' performance throughout the whole of their academic career.

Cuts in Education: A Failing Choice

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 01.18.2012 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

We still talk about public education as the great equalizer and pathway out of poverty, but continue to fall far short in assuring millions of poor children upward mobility.

The Brain As a Muscle: What We Should Really Do With Summer

Matthew Boulay | Posted 10.16.2011 | Education
Matthew Boulay

The fact that summer looms so large for many kids and adults as an inalienable right to absolute time off communicates something sad about the way we view intellectual growth.

Changing the STEM Equation This Summer

Jennifer Peck | Posted 10.03.2011 | Education
Jennifer Peck

As a leader in driving technological and social innovation, California can lead by example in making STEM teaching and learning a summertime priority.

Thinking Outside the Sandbox on Avoiding the Summer Slide

Laura Bornfreund | Posted 10.01.2011 | Education
Laura Bornfreund

Students regress about a month during summer break. But for children from low-income families, it can be even more, especially when it comes to reading growth. And over time, this phenomenon snowballs.

Fun, Easy Ways to Keep Kids' School Skills Fresh This Summer

Sharon Duke Estroff | Posted 09.06.2011 | Education
Sharon Duke Estroff

During the school-year, critical academic skills are regularly reinforced. Summer is a completely different story, as most kids hardly pick up a pencil in June, July and August.

A New Exercise in Combatting Childhood Obesity: Summer Learning Programs

Jennifer Peck | Posted 08.30.2011 | Education
Jennifer Peck

Too much junk food and sedentary activities and not enough healthy meals and exercise often adds up to summertime weight gain, especially among children.

Celebrating National Summer Learning Day Every Day

Jennifer Peck | Posted 08.21.2011 | Education
Jennifer Peck

Most of us know June 21 as the longest day of the year and the first official day of summer, but it is also a call to action in support of our children -- National Summer Learning Day.

Got Math?

Ron Fairchild | Posted 08.15.2011 | Education
Ron Fairchild

All kids are at risk of losing over two months of math performance during the elementary school years.

Children Who Lose Out On Summer Learning, Lose Out

Jennifer Peck | Posted 07.13.2011 | Education
Jennifer Peck

While many families are planning summers filled with educationally-enriching activities for their kids, the vast majority of low-income children in the U.S. lack access to summer learning opportunities.

Expanded Learning? Extended Learning? Let's Just Make Sure There's More Quality Learning

Ron Fairchild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Ron Fairchild

On this National Day of Blogging for Real Education Reform, it's a great time to talk about how to get American young people the extra learning time they need to prevent summer setback -- whatever you call that time.

Avoiding 'Summer Brain Drain' (VIDEO)

CBS | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

School's out for summer! While the whole family is enjoying beach days, family vacations and afternoons by the pool, it's good to keep in mind a few w...