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January 24, 2017

Students Who Participate in YMCA Summer Programs Make Learning Gains

Computer adaptive assessments of the more 4,600 students who took part in the YMCA's Power Scholars Academy programs or PSA Camps in 2016 found that on average students made significant learning gains in math and reading.

December 07, 2016

Three 'Superhero' Superintendents Honored for Supporting Summer Learning

Three school superintendents in California received the Summer Matters Superhero Award this month for their work to provide high quality summer learning opportunities for their students.

September 07, 2016

Students Found to Make Gains in Summer Learning Programs—If They Show Up

Researchers found that the key to success for voluntary summer learning programs was consistent attendance.

August 31, 2016

New Report Finds Big Demand for After-School Programs in Poor Communities

Afterschool Alliance's latest America After 3PM report finds that parents in low-income communities have a strong desire for after-school and summer learning opportunities, but that demand often goes unmet due to various factors including cost and lack of transportation.

August 05, 2016

STEM Summer Program Celebrates 25 Years of Inspiring Middle School Students

Louisiana State University Shreveport's seven-week STEM program for 6th and 7th graders aims to encourage students to attend college and major in subjects related to science, technology, engineering, and math.

August 01, 2016

Summer Algebra Institute Aims to Prepare Students for Higher-Level Math

The Summer Algebra Institute, which is funded by California State University, is an effort to help middle school students who are struggling with algebra catch up by the time they reach high school.

July 26, 2016

Oregon District's Math Academy Provides Lessons for Students and Teachers

The Klamath Falls City Schools' Math Academy is designed to provide students with new ways to think about problem solving, while showing teachers new ways to present the subject.

July 20, 2016

Washington Nationals Summer Program Teaches Science With Baseball

The team's Youth Baseball Academy provides academic instruction in math and science that's related to the game in addition to teaching students how to play.

July 14, 2016

How One School District Hopes to Keep Students Reading All Summer Long

The New Hanover County school district in North Carolina started keeping a few school libraries open during the summer last year to help students avoid the summer slide, and this year it's more than doubling the number of sites.

July 06, 2016

Summer Program That Encourages Students to Teach Gets High Marks

Since its inception 30 years ago, this northern California based program has been serving low-income, minority youth and encouraging them to learn about the teaching profession.

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