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NSLA and the New York Life Foundation honor winners of the 2015 Excellence in Summer Learning Awards

Thursday, October 29, 2015  
Posted by: Nancy Levesque
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The National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) and the New York Life Foundation honored four high-quality programs -- Pittsburgh Public Schools, Project Transformation (Dallas area), Rochester City School District, and Chicago Public Library – at this year’s Summer Changes Everything™ national conference on summer learning in Baltimore, Md. on Tuesday, October, 13th at the New York Life Excellence Awards Luncheon.

The four exemplary programs earned the coveted 2015 New York Life Excellence in Summer Learning Award and new Founder's Award. Both annual awards recognize summer programs demonstrating excellence in accelerating academic achievement and promoting healthy development for low-income children and youth, as measured by NSLA's Comprehensive Assessment of Summer Programs. The new Founder's Award recognizes drop-in or informal program models, and the Excellence in Summer Learning Award recognizes enrollment-based models.

The four winning programs demonstrate exemplary strategies that include, partnerships that integrate digital badging to equip young people with 21st Century Skills, data sharing among cross-sector community partners to help track student progress, and using the summer as a laboratory for improvements that benefit the school year classroom.

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