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Summer Programs Enhance STEM Learning
Executive Director, Partnership for Children and Youth
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
CEO, Corporation for National and Community Service
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
Content Director for TTPM.com, toy industry veteran and author...
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:
The Importance of Being Bold
Executive Director, Global Kids
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
Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance
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
Public Editor, Education Writers Association
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
President Emeritus, Wheelock College
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 Works, In Context
Tiffany Cooper Gueye
CEO, BELL (Building Educated Leaders for Life)
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.
Preventing Summer Learning Loss
Dr. Rebecca Palacios
Senior Curriculum Advisor at Age of Learning / ABCmouse.com
The Summer Slide: Stay In Key With Music
Lydia Kontos is Executive Director of Kaufman Music Center, Ne...
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.
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Summer Learning Loss
I'm my computer tech husband's worst client but I'm pretty goo...
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.
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