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Monday, July 1, 2013
WNYC, Q&A: How to Slow the Summer Slide »
While the summer months generally signal a time for rest and relaxation, some parents might consider mixing in some st...
Monday, July 1, 2013
Bloomberg Radio, Educators Discuss Summer Learning »
Gary Huggins, chief executive officer of the National Summer Learning Association, Bolgen Vargas, superintendent of Ne...
Monday, July 1, 2013
USA Today, Summer school: Should more kids go? »
Pittsburgh Public Schools are among dozens of American school districts that have redesigned summer school in recent yea...
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Whole Child Blog, Summer Learning Day Is a Day of Action! »
Summer Learning Day , June 21, is just around the corner. It is a grassroots movement to spread awareness among parent...
Thursday, June 13, 2013
WFPL 89.3, How To Prevent Summer Learning Loss Through Quality Programming »
Gary Huggins is CEO of the National Summer Learning Association. The organization recently completed a survey of five-hu...
Thursday, June 13, 2013
90.5 WESA, Barriers May Keep Kids from Summer Enrichment Programs »
The effort to include all children in summer activities is being made nationwide. The National Summer Learning Academy, ba...
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Ed Week, Districts Turning Summer School Into Learning Labs »
According to Mr. Huggins, summer is ripe for innovation because the constraints of the school year—limited hours in the sc...
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Washington Post, The cure for summer brain drain: Live a little »
Brain drain — or summer learning loss as it’s sometimes less ominously referred to — is nothing new. It’s the impetus...
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Teachers from NSLA survey confirm time wasted due to summer learning loss »
As the school year winds to a close, the clock starts ticking on an all too familiar cycle of summer learning loss affecti...
Monday, May 20, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Notebook, Stalled on summer learning loss: District offerings dwindle »
A decade-long push to promote summer schooling for students in Philadelphia has stalled. The budget crisis has caused th...
Tuesday, April 30, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tampa Bay Times, Research backs Pinellas' push for more classroom time »
The concept is a simple one: students benefit when they spend more time learning. Education researchers say that students...
Tuesday, January 15, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Education Week, Summer Learning Can Be a Game Changer »
"The recent commitment by school leaders in five states to add 300 hours of learning time for students is an important s...
Thursday, December 20, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add), Birmingham coalition gives nearly $500,000 in grants to prevent summer learning loss »
As a result of the National Summer Learning Association's work in Birmingham, AL, nearly $500,000 in grants will go to loc...
Friday, November 2, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Pittsburgh is Kidsburgh, Big ideas for fixing the 'summer slide' hit Pittsburgh »
Game-changing summer learning programs come in all shapes and sizes, and more than 500 educators, as well as representativ...
Thursday, October 11, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
McClatchy-Tribune, Wasted summers put young people behind in school »
No matter which political party wins in the coming presidential and congressional elections, our schools will continue t...
Thursday, September 13, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
National Service Blog, A Healthier Summer Brings Kids Back to School Ready to Learn »
Children learn best when they're healthy. Research – and common sense – point to a relationship between nutrition, healt...
Tuesday, August 21, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
PBS NEWSHOUR, In Rhode Island, Reinventing Summer School to Prevent Kids' Learning Loss »
Providence, RI is one of five of the National Summer Learning Association's (NSLA) district grantees and a New Vision for...
Thursday, August 16, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Learning Matters TV Blog, Why I Teach »
Walleska Lantigua, a teacher embedded by the National Summer Learning Association, through the Hive Learning Networks part...
Tuesday, July 31, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
WNYC School Book, Using Summer To Narrow Achievement Gap »
"The research shows that all kids lose up to two months of math skills over the summer,” said Jeff Smink, policy analyst w...
Thursday, July 19, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Washington Post, School district's new approach to summer learning »
Today 2,300 Pittsburgh Public Schools K-8 graders will board a bus and head back to school. Why? Because educators and par...
Wednesday, July 18, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Bloomberg, How Summer Is Making U.S. Kids Dumber and Fatter »
Some educators are not waiting for the federal government to act -- which appears to be wise, given the inertia in a pol...
Tuesday, July 17, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
KPBS, Program staving off summer slide for San Diego students »
State funding cuts have meant fewer summer opportunities for San Diego Unified students, even those in danger of being hel...
Tuesday, July 10, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
USA Today, Hybrid programs aim to stem summer learning loss »
While summer school still serves as grim remediation for many students who fail courses during the academic year, more sch...
Friday, June 22, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Today Show, Healthy Summers for Kids »
The National Summer Learning Association's (NSLA) Healthy Summers research was cited in a Today Show segment on how to kee...
Thursday, June 21, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Marketplace, Rebranding summer school »
National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) CEO, Gary Huggins was interviewed on American Public Media's Marketplace about...
Tuesday, June 19, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Washington Post, Untapped strategy for ed reform: summer learning »
The National Summer Learning Association's (NSLA) CEO, Gary Huggins writes for The Washington Post's The Answer Sheet on...
Thursday, June 14, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
CNN, Walmart Foundation pledges $20 million for summer programs »
Walmart and its philanthropy arm, the Walmart Foundation, announced on Wednesday that it is giving $20 million to support...
Thursday, June 14, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Education Week, Walmart Pledges $4 Million for Summer Learning »
Five districts will each receive $360,000 for their summer programs, according to the National Summer Learning Associ...
Wednesday, June 13, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Florida Times Union, Duval school district gets $360,000 for summer learning »
Duval County Public Schools in Florida is among five school districts nationwide to share in a $4 million grant from the W...
Tuesday, June 5, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Sacramento Bee, Schools, community groups partner for summer programs in Sacramento area »
California budget cuts had left schools with little money to fund summer classes beyond those for teens in need of credits...
Friday, May 25, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
HechingerEd Blog, How summer increases the achievement gap »
At the 2012 Education Writers Association annual conference, a panel of education experts, including Nation...
Wednesday, April 18, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
San Francisco Examiner, City looks to boost summertime learning »
California launches the Summer Matters 2012 campaign, organized by the Partnerships for Children and Youth and supported b...
Monday, February 27, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Huffington Post, Reinvigorating the American dream: Tackling the achievement gap »
Rising income and wealth inequality has eroded economic opportunity in America. The potential of education to overcome adv...
Friday, February 10, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
The New York Times, Education gap grows between rich and poor, studies say »
Education was historically considered a great equalizer in American society, capable of lifting less advantaged children a...
Friday, January 27, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Chicago Tribune, Emanuel wants more summer library programs »
Mayor Rahm Emanuel introduced Brian Bannon as his new public library chief and is calling on him to improve summer learnin...

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