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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.

June 13, 2014

MIT-Designed Competition Sends Student-Programmed Robots Into Space

A programming competition that invites students to program robots that work in zero gravity is expanding, with teams of middle schoolers working together this summer in nine states.

June 12, 2014

Citywide Summer Learning Initiatives Launched in Several Urban Areas

Five cities, including Dallas, Los Angeles, and Pittsburgh, are launching citywide initiatives this summer aimed at providing more young people with opportunities to learn after the school year ends.

June 10, 2014

Strategies to Combat 'Summer Slide' Highlighted at Event

Experts at the New America Foundation event said technology and informed parents are critical for spreading "anytime, anywhere" learning.

June 06, 2014

YMCA, Boys & Girls Clubs to Expand Summer Programs Piloted Last Year

The YMCA is expanding a program designed to narrow the achievement gap, while the Boys & Girls Clubs of America is expanding an initiative aimed at preventing summer learning loss.

April 17, 2014

Combat Summertime Adult Learning Loss

Carol Fran├žois shares several ideas for combatting summer learning loss, both for students and educators.

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