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Created on Monday, 06 August 2018 15:56

Summer Learning Gaps Worsen in Higher Grades, Just Not the Way You Think

By the end of middle school, students may lose a third to half of what they learn during the year to the so-called "summer slide." "As kids grow less and less during the school years, they are still seeing the same summer drop—so they are

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Created on Monday, 06 August 2018 15:56

This Is Summer Learning: Encouraging Girls to Be Strong, Smart and Bold

The D.C. affiliate of the national non-profit organization Girls Inc. serves as that emotionally and physically safe space girls need during the summer. Each week, the girls are introduced to new career paths and engage in related hands-on

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Created on Monday, 06 August 2018 15:55

Child Care Development Block Grant State Plans Open for Stakeholder Comments

Stakeholder feedback is now being solicited in all 50 states on the 2019-21 Child Care Development Block grant also known as Child Care Development Fund. The Block grant provides federal funding to states so that low-income adults can secure

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Created on Monday, 06 August 2018 15:55

District Wants Kids to Get Their Game On

The School District of Philadelphia is among the players in Game On Philly!, a new initiative seeking to bring sports-based out-of-school-time activities to schools and neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia. “This is not just about more

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Created on Monday, 06 August 2018 15:54

The Importance of Sleep for Teen Mental Health

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 41 million Americans get six or fewer hours of sleep per night. For teens, it's even worse. Research has found a clear link between sleep deprivation and teenage depression and

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