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October 10, 2013

A Farewell to 'Beyond School' Blog, as Coverage Finds a New Home

The Beyond School blog is retiring after a run of nearly three-and-a-half years.

July 22, 2013

Chicago Offers Digital Badges for Students' Summer Experiences

Students in Chicago earn virtual accolades for summer learning experiences at 140 organizations in the city.

May 10, 2013

New Summer Learning Grants Available

Libraries, museums, and other community institutions can compete for the new funding.

April 09, 2013

Summer Learning Programs' Potential for Bridging Achievement Gaps

A new report suggests that the successful outcomes of three summer learning programs in California may have strong implications for summer programs nationwide.

June 06, 2012

District Uses Pay Incentives to Recruit Summer School Teachers

From guest blogger Hannah Rose Sacks Would you teach through the summer for the chance at $10,000? That's what the Houston Independent School District is counting on. In order to entice teachers to work during summer school sessions, HISD is offering teachers higher pay and the chance for up to $1...

June 01, 2012

As Summer Nears, a Unified Anti-Obesity Campaign Emerges

A new campaign from the National Summer Learning Association is aiming to increase the profile of summer-learning groups in the fight against obesity.

July 25, 2011

Digital Technology Enhances Learning This Summer

Detroit public school students are getting an early start on next year's curriculum through a virtual summer program.

July 21, 2011

'Does Vacation Have to Mean Vacuum?'

"Why does vacation have to mean vacuum?" asks Matthew Boulay, interim CEO of the National Summer Learning Association.

May 18, 2011

Forum Explores Best Uses of Expanded Learning Time

Participants emphasized that strengthening accountability, improving data tracking, and building community partnerships and sustainability were fundamental to developing expanded learning time programs, but that there wasn't a definitive answer for how to add time to deliver better education.

March 22, 2011

Passing the Torch

Nora Fleming, who's been blogging here in recent months and has contributed some great stories including this one on L.A.'s BEST, will be the new full-time proprietor of this blog.

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