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Summer Learning

Preventing Summer Learning Loss

Dr. Rebecca Palacios | Posted 06.29.2016 | Education
Dr. Rebecca Palacios

Right now, many teachers are thinking about summer. No, I don't mean they're dreaming of days on the beach or at the pool; they're searching for way...

The Summer Slide: Stay In Key With Music

Lydia Kontos | Posted 06.20.2016 | Education
Lydia Kontos

Now that Memorial Day has sailed past us and the end of the school year is in sight, many families are thinking about how to fill the summer days ahead and keep kids engaged at a time when schedules and routines are disrupted.

Summer Learning Loss

Gina Sampaio | Posted 05.27.2016 | Parents
Gina Sampaio

It's almost June which means soon signs will be popping up at all the busy intersections . . . you know the ones, the ones that demand you STOP SUMMER LEARNING LOSS.

What Works, In Context

Tiffany Cooper Gueye | Posted 01.05.2016 | Education
Tiffany Cooper Gueye

The public and private resources available to invest in reducing achievement gaps in education, teenage pregnancy rates, child poverty and any other cause are limited. Therefore, funding should be channeled to programs that are proven to be effective.

Summer Programs Enhance STEM Learning

Jennifer Peck | Posted 10.02.2015 | Education
Jennifer Peck

We live in a world filled with acronyms, and public education may be one of the worst offenders when it comes to a confusing alphabet soup of terms that only a portion of the population can understand.

A Call to Action: Summer Service

Wendy Spencer | Posted 06.05.2016 | Impact
Wendy Spencer

If we continue to work together, we can ensure that more young people feel empowered to take an active role in making our communities better.

Coding Is the New Latin

Christopher Byrne | Posted 05.28.2016 | Parents
Christopher Byrne

Sadly, Latin is no longer taught widely, thought of as rarified or, in some cases, even elitist. So, where does a student learn to understand systems and think systematically in today's world? One word: coding.

The Importance of Being Bold

Evie Hantzopoulos | Posted 09.28.2014 | Education
Evie Hantzopoulos

The question on everyone's lips was "How did you get Michelle Obama to visit your program?" The answer is simple: one of our students asked.

Survey Finds Support and Need for Summer Learning Programs

Jodi Grant | Posted 09.27.2014 | Education
Jodi Grant

This phenomenon has been identified by researchers who have determined that elementary, middle and high school students actually lose ground on what they've learned in school during the summer months.

Summer Learning: No Vacation From Opportunity Gap

Emily Richmond | Posted 09.17.2014 | Education
Emily Richmond

A new report suggests that when it comes to summer enrichment programs, the opportunities that might help slow that academic slide for struggling students are out of reach for many families.

Don't Fight Summer Fun -- Make It Educational

Jackie Jenkins-Scott | Posted 09.14.2014 | College
Jackie Jenkins-Scott

Some youth will go off to summer camps, or spend their free time exploring museums and nature; however, others will find themselves without important learning opportunities. Inevitably, a lack of exposure to learning opportunities from one school year to the next leads to summer learning loss.

What Gains Do Children Make in Curiosity, Creativity and Persistence, in 100 Hours? What Age Do You Start?

Tara Chklovski | Posted 05.18.2014 | Education
Tara Chklovski

Over time, as the little ones got used to the environment and people, they became more comfortable with expressing their ideas and goals.

Daniel Koffler Fuses Old Practices With New Technology, and Offers 5 Key Tips for Students Struggling With Learning Disabilities

Steve Mariotti | Posted 04.07.2014 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

Daniel and his team are experts in assisting students with challenges in academic learning, executive functioning, and social interaction at the secondary and postsecondary levels.

Refocusing On Rural Education

Earl Martin Phalen | Posted 02.05.2014 | Education
Earl Martin Phalen

As Summer Advantage USA has grown to increasingly diverse communities, including rural communities in Colorado and Indiana, my eyes have been opened to the unique challenges that face our rural communities across the nation.

Learning From The School Of Rock's Community-Focused Approach To Inspiring Passion

George Bradt | Posted 10.14.2013 | Business
George Bradt

The art of leadership begins with figuring out what inspires the people you lead - what buttons ignite their passions, what chords touch their souls. ...

Remediation Nation: A Blueprint for Collaboration Between Gates, Lumina & National Association for Developmental Education

Carol J. Carter | Posted 09.16.2013 | Impact
Carol J. Carter

Shedding the label of "remediation nation" will take creativity, commitment, collaboration, and a larger vision for the success of the whole person--not just the academic student, the dropout, the fast food worker, the graduate, or the successful and contributing member of society.

Negative Impact Of Summer Vacation On Students?

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 06.21.2013 | Parents

When summer relaxation is over and school starts back up, many students may find they've fallen behind. A recently released survey from the Nationa...

14 Apps and Games to Make Summer Days Fun for Kids

Common Sense Media | Posted 08.07.2013 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Whether they want to write code for a video game or make an origami crane, children can explore their creative side with these 14 apps, games and websites we love.

100 Ways to Spur Creative Learning This Summer

Common Sense Media | Posted 07.24.2013 | Parents
Common Sense Media

With summer break just around the corner, it's a perfect opportunity to get hands-on and creative, and we've shared some of our favorite creativity tools in our Digital Fun for Creative Kids Guide.

The Time Tipping Point

Tiffany Cooper Gueye | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics
Tiffany Cooper Gueye

Schools are approaching a tipping point on time. Throughout the country, educators are reconsidering the traditional school day and school year calendar and exploring ways to increase the amount of learning time provided to students.

How Can Low-Income Students Succeed?

Carol J. Carter | Posted 05.26.2013 | Impact
Carol J. Carter

Poverty is complex, but one tool that is known to crack the poverty cycle is an education. Although many low-income parents may want their child to go to college, they may not know how to get them there.

What the Sequester Will Do to California Summers

Jennifer Peck | Posted 05.04.2013 | Impact
Jennifer Peck

For California schools, the consequences of the sequester mean broad spending cuts to public school systems that will hit low-income children the hardest.

Expanded Learning, California Style

Jennifer Peck | Posted 04.24.2013 | Impact
Jennifer Peck

With the passage of Proposition 49, an unprecedented half a billion dollars was devoted to after school programs -- more than all other states' investments combined.

Is Social Mobility Ending in America?

Varun Anand | Posted 02.02.2013 | College
Varun Anand

Education is no longer the great American equalizer, and in order to effectively level the playing field, those for whom the odds were in their favor should give back to the school system and assist the disadvantaged in breaking the odds that are so dauntingly stacked against them.

Presidential Approaches to Expanded Learning

Tiffany Cooper Gueye | Posted 11.02.2012 | Education
Tiffany Cooper Gueye

From the Oval Office to the principal's office, leaders have worked for years to develop these partnerships in a concerted effort to close the achievement gap. Our recent experience suggests that some approaches are more effective than others.