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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 25, 2014

Florida District Offers Algebra 'Boot Camp' for 8th Graders This Summer

The Tampa Bay area district is offering a math boot camp before students take Algebra 1 to reduce the number of students who will need to take a remedial course later.

April 18, 2014

National Summer Learning Association to Enhance Reading With Digital Books

A partnership between the summer-learning group and digital book provider myON aims to expand children's access to reading materials.

January 10, 2014

S.C. Governor Proposes Increased State Aid for Summer Reading Camps

The governor is looking to quadruple state spending on summer reading camps as part of a broader plan to improve public education.

November 20, 2013

Calif. Campaign Urges Schools to Seize on Summer Learning Opportunities

Through a series of reports, a California-based coalition is encouraging schools to take full advantage of their summers by using the time to prevent learning loss and encourage social, emotional, and academic growth in students.

October 29, 2013

Student Turns Civil War Passion Into Powerful Learning Experience

Andrew Druart has turned his excitement with Civil War history into a learning opportunity he feeds after school, in the summer, and on weekends. He also has a website, The Civil War For Kids, to help other young people get engaged with the subject.

October 25, 2013

After-School Program With Focus on Mentors Leads to Academic Gains

The Higher Achievement program in Washington produced substantial and sustained academic gains in math for disadvantaged youth who participated for several years, a recent study finds.

October 21, 2013

L.A. District Eyes Expansion to 200-Day School Year

The proposal under consideration by the Los Angeles Unified school district would bring the system in line with some area parochial schools, but it is not a sure bet yet.

October 14, 2013

Colorado Ballot Measure Would Boost Aid for Extended Learning Time

Voters in Colorado will decide the fate of a ballot measure this fall that could result in more funding for extended learning time for kids.

September 25, 2013

Buffalo to Offer New After-School, Summer Programs With Grant

A $4.5 million grant will mean a major expansion to the city's Say Yes program.

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