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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.

May 31, 2016

Nonprofit Helps Deployed Parents Bond With Their Children Through Books

A program that's been helping members of the military connect with their children during deployments for nearly 30 years is now focusing on making sure these kids don't lose STEM skills during the summer.

May 23, 2016

Federal Government Steps in to Help Young People Find Summer Jobs

The U.S. Department of Labor recently awarded grants to several organizations around the country to help disadvantaged young people find work.

May 20, 2016

Is It Time to Move Away From the Traditional School Calendar?

The executive director of the National Association for Year-Round Education says taking several short breaks throughout the school year would decrease the learning loss that occurs over the long summer break in the traditional school calendar.

May 13, 2016

Boston to Double Participation in Summer Learning, Expand Program Choices

Boston expects nearly 12,000 students to take advantage of summer learning opportunities this year through a partnership between the city, the public schools, and various community groups.

May 02, 2016

Slowing the Summer Slide in STEM

A nonprofit in Orlando, Fla., hopes to prevent kids from losing a step in STEM fields over the summer through day camps related to science, technology, engineering, and math.

March 23, 2016

Barriers to Participating in Summer Programs Highlighted in Boston Report

A nonprofit has surveyed hundreds of middle school students and their parents at five Boston-area schools to determine their interest in summer programs and what keeps them from participating.

March 18, 2016

New York City Revamps Summer School

New York City plans to launch a new summer school program this year that's designed to keep kids engaged through hands-on learning and visits to cultural institutions, all in an effort to avoid summer-learning loss.

February 19, 2016

Popular Out-of-School-Time Cost Calculator Updated

The Wallace Foundation has updated a popular, online tool used to estimate the cost of out-of-school programs.

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