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Friday, January 20, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Education Week Beyond School Blog, 'Smarter Summers' initiative shows student progress »
The National Summer Learning Association has just released results of its "Smarter Summers" initiative, a three-year proje...
Wednesday, January 18, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Washington Post Answer Sheet Blog, Darling-Hammond: Why Is Congress redlining our schools? »
Stanford University Education Profession Linda Darling-Hammond details why the Senate bill to reauthorize the Elementar...
Tuesday, January 3, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Vail Daily, Vail Valley voices: Filling in a gap in education »
Steve Coyer, chairman of The Youth Foundation, explains how a summer school program is an important part of extended learn...
Tuesday, December 20, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
Education Week Global Learning Blog, Expand horizons through expanded learning time »
Alexis Menten, who heads Asia Society's Afterschool and Youth Leadership Initiatives, writes about leveraging a varie...
Tuesday, November 22, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Republican, Massachusetts education officials release 5-point improvement plan »
Concerned the gap between the low and high-achieving students remain sizable, Massachusetts officials are releasing a...
Monday, November 21, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
Education Week Beyond School Blog, New CEO of the National Summer Learning Association »
Gary Huggins, most recently the executive director of the Aspen Institute's Commission on No Child Left Behind, will lead...
Friday, November 18, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Shorten the school year: Give advocates an 'F' grade »
Budget crises are a breeding ground for bad ideas. A particularly bad one is spreading and is in need of stomping out befo...
Monday, October 17, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Washington Post Answer Sheet Blog, More than 100 cities, counties agree to push early literacy »
Washington D.C., Baltimore and six communities in Virginia are among more than 150 cities and counties across the cou...
Wednesday, September 28, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Huffington Post, Expanded Learning and Sharing What Works »
Policy Director Bob Seidel, expands on the Sept. 23 post, " Time for Congress to Stand up for Expanded Learning ," by...
Friday, September 9, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
Bloomberg EDU Radio, Stewart, Klemmer on youth programs, librarians on Potter »
Senior Director Ashley Stewart discusses programs for low-income students; Tony Klemmer, president of The Center for Bette...
Tuesday, September 6, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Birmingham News, Viewpoints: Summer learning loss contributes to student underachievement »
Interim CEO Matthew Boulay and the president and CEO of Girls Inc. of Central Alabama, Dr. Monique Gardner-Witherspoon,&nb...
Tuesday, August 16, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
Matthew Boulay: The Huffington Post, The brain as a muscle: What we should really do with summer »
Two recent articles, a front-page story in the New York Times and an article by writer Mitch Albom in PARADE magazine,...
Wednesday, August 10, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
Education Week Beyond School Blog, Aim High celebrates 25th summer »
The Bay Area-based Aim High has been reducing summer learning loss and improving academic outcomes for underprivileged stu...
Monday, August 1, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Boston Globe, Summer of 4 + 2 »
The only math that students used to do during the summer involved counting snow cones, sandcastles, or surfboards. The sit...
Thursday, July 28, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
The New York Times, This is your brain on summer »
Jeff Smink, vice president for policy of the National Summer Learning Association, writes that the American idea...
Wednesday, July 27, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Washington Post, Summer learning program seeks to close opportunity gap »
Washington agencies have may have eliminated thousands of summer school slots, but some 130 local low-income students...
Thursday, July 21, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
Education Nation, Guest blog: A new vision for summer school »
Matthew Boulay, interim CEO of the National Summer Learning Association, recalls that years ago one of his usually quiet f...
Friday, July 15, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
Education Nation, Read to your kids! Teachers give summer advice to parents »
Summer vacation rarely conjures images of academic activities, but the "summer slide" is a well-documented phenomenon, acc...
Friday, July 15, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
Daily Record, Betsy Nelson: Summer learning helps to build vital skills »
For many, summer vacation is synonymous with summer camp or lying poolside. However, summer should also be a time for chil...
Wednesday, July 13, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
Education Week, Creativity drives programs to prevent 'summer slide' »
The lazy days of summer may be an all-too-accurate description for some children this year. But while fiscally challenging...
Wednesday, July 6, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Baltimore Sun, City kicks off 'Grand Prix' summer school »
In addition to swimming with Michael Phelps' instructors and battling with handmade robots, Baltimore summer school studen...
Wednesday, July 6, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
The New York Times, As budgets are trimmed, time in class is shortened »
Due to budget cuts, school districts across the nation are gutting summer-school programs or shortening the school week or...
Tuesday, July 5, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh public schools' day camp program runs out of money »
Pittsburgh public schools are about to start their second year of a free summer day camp, and the stimulus money paying fo...
Wednesday, June 29, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Chicago Tribune, Summer learning can be fun, unstructured »
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Monday, June 27, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Baltimore Sun, Walmart gives summer learning program $11.5 million »
The National Summer Learning Association has been awarded an $11.5 million grant by the Walmart Foundation to fund high-qu...
Thursday, June 23, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Washington Post, Wal-Mart to help fund D.C. summer youth programs »
Wal-Mart and its charitable foundation are giving $25 million to support summer programs for youths across the country, in...
Wednesday, June 22, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
The San Francisco Chronicle, Summer Learning Day gives kids lessons in fun »
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Tuesday, June 21, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
Matthew Boulay: The Huffington Post, National Summer Learning Day and the ironies of summer »
On June 21, the first day of summer, programs and communities across the country will be celebrating National Summer Learn...
Friday, June 17, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Washington Post, Cuts leave jobless young Washingtonians searching for summer options »
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Wednesday, June 15, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
Education Week, Summer educators 'mix up' learning with technology »
Educators are rethinking how to best use summer to help struggling students improve academic proficiency rather than fall...
Wednesday, May 11, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
Education Week, Quality of summer school teachers targeted »
As students prepare to head off to summer school, several crucial and long-unanswered questions about teacher qu...
Friday, April 29, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
Boston Globe, Effort to keep students on pace in summer is expanded »
A program aimed at keeping students from falling behind during the summer is expanding this year to include 1,500 fourth-...
Thursday, March 17, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
Providence Journal, Educators call for more summer programs »
In a state with "unacceptably low” math scores and wide gaps in the achievement levels of minority and low-income students...
Monday, March 7, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
Washington Post, An urgency to the early years »
Helping children read on grade level requires many strategies, including more imaginative efforts to combat the summer lea...
Tuesday, February 1, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
Baltimore Sun, City schools' revved-up summer program gets results »
Baltimore's revamped 2010 summer-learning program is being hailed as a potential model for the country after it produced...

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