School’s (Still) In: Smart Story Ideas on Summer Learning
While students are celebrating the start of the long summer break, there’s a significant tradeoff for the three months of leisure – on average, students will return to school in the fall a month behind where they performed in the spring. And the learning loss is even greater for low-income students, who are often already behind their better-off peers.
In this EWA Webinar, we’ll look at some innovative approaches to combating these challenges, including an often-overlooked student demographic group: high schoolers left to their own devices during the vacation break. Plus, we’ll dig into some recent research on the long-term impact on teens’ academic performance when they work summer jobs.
We’ll also offer fresh takes on summer learning stories, including new public-private collaborations at the school, district, and state levels to connect more kids to high-quality enrichment opportunities.
- Sarah Pitcock, CEO, National Summer Learning Association (Presentation)
- Professor Amy Ellen Schwartz, Director, NYU Institute for Education and Social Policy (Presentation)
- Thomas Showalter, Director, National Youth Employment Coalition (Presentation)
- Emily Richmond, EWA Public Editor (Presentation)
- Wednesday, June 29, 2:00 – 2:45 p.m. (eastern)