School’s (Still) In: Making the Most of 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 were already behind their more affluent peers. In this EWA Webinar, we examine how districts are successfully combating summer learning loss with high-quality programs and leveraging community partnerships to help pay for them.
We’re joined by Catherine Augustine of the RAND Corporation and Gary Huggins of the National Summer Learning Association. Additionally, Florida districts are using the summer months to prepare both students and teachers for the new Common Core State Standards, and Jacqueline Bowen, executive director of secondary programs for Duval County, tells us what the district has planned. Reporters will come away with a deeper understanding of the issues, and story ideas to localize for their own audiences.