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May 15, 2017

Is Mentoring the Answer to Slowing the Summer Slide?

Practice Makes Perfect is a summer school program in New York City that uses three levels of mentoring to help students in kindergarten through 8th grade avoid summer learning loss.

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.

June 05, 2015

Summer Program With Gains in Reading, Math Add another 1,000 Slots

The YMCA and BELL (Building Educated Leaders for Life) are set to double the size of a summer program that's been shown to increase reading and math skills by 2.4 to 3.5 months for the most underperforming students.

May 29, 2015

Summer Learning Programs Reinstated in New York City

Amid mounting criticism, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio reversed himself and agreed to continue funding summer programs for as many as 44,000 low-income middle school students.

May 15, 2015

N.Y.C. Restores After-School Funds, Cuts Millions for Summer Programs

Less than two months after awarding grants for middle school summer programs, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio rescinded the funding, leaving as many as 40,000 students scrambling to find another spot.

May 11, 2015

California Seeks NCLB Waiver to Fund Expanded Learning

California's state board of education voted to seek a federal waiver so districts with failing schools can develop their own tutoring programs instead of having to hire outside providers.

April 27, 2015

Too Little Exercise, Too Much Screen Time Makes Summer Weighty for Children

Vulnerable children and teenagers at risk for gaining weight during the summer due from spending too much time in front of a TV or computer, eating unhealthy food, and not getting enough exercise, according to a new survey of parents by the YMCA and American Academy of Pediatrics.

February 20, 2015

4-H Club Expands College Prep Program to New York City's Hispanic Youth

The 4-H national youth organization is expanding an after-school dropout-prevention program for Hispanic high school students in New York City and two other cities with a $2 million grant from New York Life Foundation.

January 09, 2015

YMCA Pilot Program Found to Boost Skills Students Need to Learn

The YMCA is seeking to expand an after-school pilot program designed to help close the achievement gap for low-income children after early research found that students are showing significant gains in the social-emotional skills they need to do well in school.

January 08, 2015

Return on Investment in Expanded Learning More Than Double for Vermont

For every tax dollar the state invests in quality after-school and summer-learning programs, it gets back $2.18 in benefits, according to a report and financial analysis from the state's PreK-16 Council.

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