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December 16, 2014

First Summer Learning Project Study Shows Promise for Inner-City Students in Math

The first report from the RAND Corporation's experimental evaluation of summer programs suggests urban students benefited in mathematics, but not reading or social skills.

December 16, 2014

Students Gained in Math, Not Reading in RAND Summer-Learning Study

Students attending a full-day, free, summer program run by their district showed significant gains in mathematics but not in reading, according to the first report from the first longitudinal study of five large, urban school districts.

November 14, 2014

Study Aims to Track Career Choices of Staffers in Out-of-School STEM Programs

SRI International and the California School-Age Consortium are seeking volunteers for a study to determine if the young professionals working as science, technology, and math instructors in after-school, weekend, and summer programs for middle school students are influenced to pursue STEM careers based on the type of curriculum they're using.

July 18, 2014

More Parents Sending Kids to Summer Learning Programs, Survey Finds

New research finds that a majority of parents want to send their children to a summer learning program this summer.

July 17, 2014

Enhancing Summer Learning: Teachers Weigh In

A Twitter chat this week hosted by Education Week Teacher asked educators to discuss and debate issues related to student learning in the summer months.

June 25, 2014

Digital-Badge Initiatives for After-School Programs Fueled by Mini-Grants

The Afterschool Alliance has awarded $10,000 mini-grants to five statewide after-school networks to help them develop and pilot digital badge systems.

June 20, 2014

Michelle Obama Stresses Summer as a Time to Learn

Speaking at an event at the U.S. Department of Education, the first lady urged young people to use summer as a chance to read and build their skills.

June 20, 2014

Welcome to Summer! Are Your Students Still Learning?

June 20 is Summer Learning Day. Fred Brown shares some insights and research around summer learning.

June 18, 2014

Children Spend Less Time in Summer Reading Than Watching TV, Survey Finds

Reading books falls toward the bottom of the to-do list for children during the summer, new survey results show. Parents reported that their children spent more time on playing outside, watching TV, and playing video games.

June 17, 2014

Educators Can Learn a Few Things From Google

As we end another school year, Julie Blaine is thinking about how to best fuel her summer learning. Read how she looks to Google to spark ideas on developing organizational strategies that help schools and their leaders deal with change.

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