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New Vision for Summer School


       About NVSS 

       NVSS Principles

       NVSS Partners

       New Vision in Action


Mission and Vision
The New Vision for Summer School Network (NVSS Network) is an affinity group of more than 30 school district members and national partners committed to a broad vision for summer learning—one that engages more children and youth, boosts academic achievement, and influences teaching and learning throughout the year.

Together with their community partners, these districts are committed to closing the opportunity gap and ensuring that all young people have access to high-quality summer learning experiences that help them succeed in college, career and life.

Background on the NVSS Network
In 2009, the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) launched the NVSS Network, a bold new effort to re-position the role of summer school in education. Since the initial launch, urban districts around the nation have invested over $200 million in summer learning programs that embrace the principles of the New Vision.

Both President Obama and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan have talked extensively about the importance of summer learning as an education priority, and media coverage of summer learning has more than tripled since 2009.

In 2014, the First Lady made summer learning a core component of her Reach Higher college access and completion initiative.

NVSS Network members commit to regularly participating in NVSS Network activities facilitated by NSLA, leading presentations or conversations with peers in their areas of expertise or interest, and contributing to annual research and data collection activities aimed at better understanding the national summer learning landscape.
For information about the NVSS Network, please contact

NVSS School Districts

 Atlanta (GA)  Austin (TX)  Baltimore (MD)
 Birmingham (AL)  Boston (MA)  Charlotte-Mecklenburg (NC)
 Chicago (IL)  Cincinnati (OH)  Council Bluffs (IA)
 Dallas (TX)  Duval County (FL)  Fairfax County (VA)
 Fresno (CA)  Grand Rapids (MI)  Houston (TX)
 Milwaukee (WI)  Minneapolis (MN)  Newark (NJ)
 New York City (NY)  Oakland (CA)  Philadelphia (PA)
 Pittsburgh (PA)  Providence (RI)  Racine (WI)
 Rochester (NY)  Sacramento (CA)  San Francisco (CA)
 Seattle (WA)  Springfield (MA)  St. Paul (MN)
 Washington (DC)  Wausau (WI)  


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