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Summer Learning

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.

Science for the Summer! Part Three: Explorations

Dr. Rebecca Palacios | Posted 10.28.2012 | Parents
Dr. Rebecca Palacios

If you think of everything in your environment as an opportunity to teach science to your child, you can create a wonder-filled summer of exploration.

Science for the Summer! Part Two: Explorations

Dr. Rebecca Palacios | Posted 10.09.2012 | Parents
Dr. Rebecca Palacios

It's fun to play with lights and shadows, whether in the sun outdoors or with a flashlight indoors.

Science for the Summer

Dr. Rebecca Palacios | Posted 09.23.2012 | Parents
Dr. Rebecca Palacios

Learning about science doesn't have to be limited to a museum. Here are some suggestions for creating opportunities right in your home:

Stock in Summer

Tiffany Cooper Gueye | Posted 08.21.2012 | Education
Tiffany Cooper Gueye

We lose 20% of our public investment in education, every year, when we fail to take stock in summer and give kids opportunities to keep learning from one grade to the next.

Is 'Summer Brain Drain' A Real Thing?

| Posted 06.19.2012 | Teen

Preventing summer brain drain is a top priority for parents and educators. With teens roaming parks and pools instead of high school halls, they're sa...

How to Combat Summer Learning Loss (Hint: It's Not Math Camp)

Darell Hammond | Posted 08.18.2012 | Parents
Darell Hammond

This summer, we need to let our kids go play and we need to stop worrying about whether or not it's going to ruin their chances of getting into college. (It won't.)

Amid Massive Budget Cuts, Teachers Opt To Work For Free

Posted 06.14.2012 | Education

A group of teachers at Benefield Elementary School in Lawrenceville, Ga. are offering free reading classes to students this summer. Led by teacher ...

Freedom Summer

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 08.09.2012 | Education
Marian Wright Edelman

The program provides summer and after-school enrichment that helps children fall in love with reading, increases their self-esteem, and generates more positive attitudes toward learning.

The House Takes a Step Backwards in the Effort to Expand Learning for All Students

Jennifer Peck | Posted 05.06.2012 | Education
Jennifer Peck

At a time when studies show a widening achievement gap between rich and poor students, we cannot afford to lose the 21st CCLC program.

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.

Former Wall Street Attorney Makes Big Impact on Education

Earl Martin Phalen | Posted 01.09.2012 | Impact
Earl Martin Phalen

While we often read heroic stories of men making major career changes with phenomenal results, we rarely read about the many dynamic women who chart a...

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.

25 Fun (and Educational!) Games, Sites and Apps for Kids

Tina Barseghian | Posted 10.03.2011 | Parents
Tina Barseghian

School or no school, there's a world of learning opportunities for kids. Keep kids engaged in learning throughout the summer months with these enjoyable and educational apps and websites.

A Corporate Partnership That's Creating Smarter Summers

Earl Martin Phalen | Posted 09.14.2011 | Impact
Earl Martin Phalen

With business schools increasing their focus on corporate responsibility and partnerships, Forbes.com dedicating a news section to corporate ethics an...

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.

School's out... but Parenting's Always on

Earl Martin Phalen | Posted 08.29.2011 | Impact
Earl Martin Phalen

Welcome our "Summer of a Million Books" into your family. Make it yours. Be part of this greater effort to ensure that come fall, every child returns to school ready and prepared to excel.

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.

National Summer Learning Day and the Ironies of Summer

Matthew Boulay | Posted 08.21.2011 | Education
Matthew Boulay

Summer seems fleeting; think summer love and melting ice cream cones. But in fact, the learning losses it creates for children are permanent.

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.

Home Alone

Earl Martin Phalen | Posted 08.08.2011 | Education
Earl Martin Phalen

We live in a country filled with curious and creative children. Let's make a commitment to ensure that none of our youngsters are left without activities that will support their growth and development.

Our Summer Learning Plan

Ron Fairchild | Posted 08.01.2011 | Education
Ron Fairchild

After more than a decade of advocating for summer learning, I'm more conscious than ever about "practicing what I preach" and making sure that our kids have a fun and productive summer.

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.