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Created on Monday, 06 August 2018 15:59

A Summer Program Uses the Arts to Combat the Achievement Gap

Around the country, most elementary school students’ math and reading abilities stop progressing over the summer, and kids from low-income families are particularly at risk of slipping backwards. While students of all socioeconomic classes tend

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Created on Monday, 06 August 2018 15:58

Teachers at Work in Summer Learning Programs Report These Five Benefits

It is no secret. Study after study confirms that summer learning loss is a yearly phenomenon in our nation and that it keeps millions of children from reaching their full potential. The good news: summer is an ideal time for students to gain

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Created on Monday, 06 August 2018 15:57

Seminal Afterschool Report Marked a Pivot Point in Working with Youth, Creators Say

The report "A Matter of Time: Risk and Opportunity in the Nonschool Hours," shifted youth work in the United States in the 1990s. Today, in contrast with the 1990s, low-income kids have far more access to afterschool programs through a plethora

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Created on Monday, 06 August 2018 15:58

Professional Development for Non-instructional Staff: Create a Positive Climate for Children

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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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