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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.

October 23, 2014

Programs Found to Stem Summer Learning Loss and Boost Achievement

An analysis of summer academic and enrichment programs operating in 13 states and the District of Columbia that were developed by the nonprofit Building Educated Leaders for Life, or BELL, found that students struggling the most in elementary and middle school showed the greatest gains in math and reading after going through the program

September 10, 2014

Vote on Charging Students for Summer School Delayed by R.I. State Board

Rhode Island's Council on Elementary and Secondary Education has postponed a decision on whether school districts can charge for summer school.

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 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 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.

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