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Reading by Third Grade - Or Else

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 10.15.2014 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

Given the well-founded concern about third grade reading, you'd imagine that policymakers would be rushing to implement proven approaches. But the reality is otherwise.

W.B. Yeats and Sligo, Then and Now

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 09.21.2014 | Books
Anne Margaret Daniel

What did Yeats love about Sligo? First, having family there - his mother's people, the Pollexfens and Middletons, were of Sligo. Second, the landscape and freedom to range, both physically, and imaginatively, within that landscape.

Junior State of America: 80 Years Strong

Tara Fass | Posted 08.09.2014 | Politics
Tara Fass

It's summer and you're a high school student, and you want to supplement your civics education. What to do? How about a three week college preparatory class taught by a college professor in Advanced Placement U.S. Government and Politics, making you eligible to sit for the AP exam the following Spring?

Tips for Succeeding in Summer Pre-College Programs

Chuck Cohn | Posted 08.03.2014 | College
Chuck Cohn

Educational summer programs are just like college in that they are what you make them.

Summer Learning: Making The City A Summer Camp

Cathy Lewis Long | Posted 10.21.2013 | Impact
Cathy Lewis Long

The concept of the "summer slide" isn't new, and the suggested ways to address it are getting stale.

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...

Afterschool and Summer Enrichment: Getting the Policy Attention They Richly Deserve

Elaine Weiss | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics
Elaine Weiss

Reformers talk a lot about developing students' STEM skills but, as Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee witnessed firsthand, summer programs in which students can analyze water pollution and build robots make these subjects real in a way that can turn potential drop-outs into scientists-in-the-making.

Forward for Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 01.09.2013 | Education
Marian Wright Edelman

To move forward, America's security and prosperity depend on our children's ability to drive the economy of the future. Leaders must craft budget solutions that will protect the already porous safety nets on which so many children and families rely.

Student-Journalists Release Issue 43 of the Valencia Bay-farer

826 Valencia | Posted 12.01.2012 | San Francisco
826 Valencia

The Valencia Bay-farer is 826 Valencia's only in-house newspaper written for students by students (ages 8 to 13). We hope you enjoy these articles.

Hands On: How to Extend the School Year and Create a More Powerful Workforce

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 10.22.2012 | Education
Brandi Megan Granett

By adding time to the school year, students could be given the chance to explore valuable hands-on training. All students, no matter of their future career, would gain an appreciation of the trades and an understanding of them, which creates a better, more informed, consumer base.

Providence Public School District Reinvents Summer School

Posted 08.22.2012 | Education

In an effort to reduce the academic gap between wealthy and poor students, a Providence, R.H., program is reinventing summer school, PBS NewsHour educ...

Lowering the Temperature on Claims of 'Summer Learning Loss'

Alfie Kohn | Posted 09.19.2012 | Education
Alfie Kohn

Summer learning loss? It's just a subset of life learning loss -- when the learning was dubious to begin with.

Career Educators Are An Investment Too Easily Squandered

Shaun Johnson | Posted 09.05.2012 | Education
Shaun Johnson

There are quite a few key players out there suggesting that short-term teachers, alternatively trained and certified, are going to solve all of our problems, particularly in urban areas.

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.

How to Survive a Busy Summer

Uloop | Posted 08.19.2012 | College
Uloop

Believe it or not, summer can be equally as stressful for a college student as the fall or spring semester. However, all this can be overcome with careful time management and planning, and even leave extra time to maintain your social life.

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...

Parents Worry That Too Much Structure During Summer Break Will Drain Students

Posted 06.18.2012 | Education

Experts say teens are at risk of forgetting months of instruction -- particularly in math and science -- over the summer break, but some parents are w...

Beatles 2? New 'Titanic 3-D'? Make It Stop!

Kia Makarechi | Posted 06.05.2012 | Entertainment
Kia Makarechi

Madonna is at the top of the Billboard charts, "Titanic" may be the highest-grossing movie of the week and "The Mummy," Twins, "Dumb and Dumber," "Summer School," "Anchorman," "Top Gun," "Total Recall" and even "Phantom of the Opera" are either getting sequels or being remade. Nothing is new, and that's sad.

Adam Sandler To Remake 'Summer School'

Posted 06.03.2012 | Entertainment

Adam Sandler is on a roll. After the actor's 2011 film, "Jack and Jill," swept the Razzies last weekend, his company, Happy Madison, is set to take th...

State Budget Shortfall Amplifies Threat Of Shorter School Year

| Louis Freedberg and Sue Frey | Posted 01.17.2012 | Education

This story comes to us courtesy of California's EdSource Extra. The prospect of many California public school students experiencing a shorter schoo...

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.

Honoring The Arts In San Francisco

Elisa Stephens | Posted 09.13.2011 | San Francisco
Elisa Stephens

Art is a priority for San Francisco because we've seen the result of what happens when people think outside the box, socially, intellectually, and technologically -- innovation.

Given The Chance, Few Failing And Low-Performing Schools Shut Down

AP | By CHRISTINE ARMARIO and TERENCE CHEA | Posted 09.13.2011 | Education

SAN FRANCISCO -- Over the last decade, San Francisco's Willie Brown Jr. College Preparatory Academy has seen enrollment plummet and student performanc...

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.