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Do students lose learning over summer vacation? Does it matter? How to respond?
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PASA's Hillary Salmons discusses the ideal approach to summer learning | Learning Matters: Reporting you trust on education stories that matter

PASA's Hillary Salmons discusses the ideal approach to summer learning | Learning Matters: Reporting you trust on education stories that matter | Summer Learning Loss | Scoop.it
In the summer months, the gap between middle class students -- who generally get to pursue cultural activities -- and lower-income students -- who may not have that ability -- can widen. So, what can we do about it?
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Summer learning loss: What’s true and false

Summer learning loss: What’s true and false | Summer Learning Loss | Scoop.it
The idea of summer learning loss — the implication being that it’s risky to give kids a three-month vacation from school because they’ll forget everything they were taught — has become the media’s favorite seasonally specific education topic.
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Summer learning faces cuts

Summer learning faces cuts | Summer Learning Loss | Scoop.it
CNN’s Schools of Thought blog covers education from a variety of perspectives that include policies, practices and people.
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Hybrid programs aim to stem summer learning loss

Hybrid programs aim to stem summer learning loss | Summer Learning Loss | Scoop.it
Many cities are experimenting with a new approach that combines academics and recreation to reduce loss of skills over the summer.
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Boulder Valley School District looking to fill summer learning gaps - Boulder Daily Camera

Boulder Valley School District looking to fill summer learning gaps - Boulder Daily Camera | Summer Learning Loss | Scoop.it
A small group of students from Lafayettes Angevine Middle School spent a recent sweltering morning in Community Cycles north Boulder workshop, painstakingly threading and connecting cables on the bikes they built from scratch.
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Making Summer Count: How Summer Programs Can Boost Children’s Learning

Making Summer Count: How Summer Programs Can Boost Children’s Learning | Summer Learning Loss | Scoop.it
Low-income students suffer large learning setbacks over summer vacation, but this major RAND report finds evidence that good programs can ease the problem.
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How schools can combat the summer holiday literacy dip

How schools can combat the summer holiday literacy dip | Summer Learning Loss | Scoop.it
Wish your students would spend their summer reading for pleasure?
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Muhammed Chaudhry and Marshall (Mike) S. Smith: Summer learning loss is a challenge to overcome - San Jose Mercury News

Summer learning loss, which is cumulative over time, erodes academic skills and knowledge and can contribute to students falling behind as well as increasing drop-out rates, elevating risk for obesity and widening the achievement gap between...
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Summer learning loss doesn't have to happen

Summer learning loss doesn't have to happen | Summer Learning Loss | Scoop.it
While the summer can be a season of rest and relaxation, for too many low-income students in Baltimore, summer means idle time, boredom and "brain drain." Research shows that many city kids don't read during the summer.
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LEARNING CURVE: Boys & Girls Clubs fights summer learning loss

Summer is a time for kids to let loose and have fun, but the Boys & Girls Clubs of Rutherford County is working to make sure its members are mentally prepared when school resumes in a few weeks.

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How to Combat Summer Learning Loss (Hint: It's Not Math Camp)

How to Combat Summer Learning Loss (Hint: It's Not Math Camp) | Summer Learning Loss | Scoop.it
This summer, we need to let our kids go play and we need to stop worrying about whether or not it's going to ruin their chances of getting into college.
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Millions of kids miss out on summer learning – Schools of Thought - CNN.com Blogs

Millions of kids miss out on summer learning – Schools of Thought - CNN.com Blogs | Summer Learning Loss | Scoop.it
By Gary Huggins, Special to CNN Editor’s note: Thursday is Summer Learning Day.
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Summer 'brain drain' worse for poor kids – Schools of Thought - CNN.com Blogs

Summer 'brain drain' worse for poor kids – Schools of Thought - CNN.com Blogs | Summer Learning Loss | Scoop.it
By Jim Roope, CNN (CNN) -- Some call it ‘the summer slide.’ Some call it ‘the summer brain drain.’ But whatever you call it, summer learning loss is a real phenomenon that has plagued students since summer vacations began.
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Summer Must-Read for Kids? Any Book

Summer Must-Read for Kids? Any Book | Summer Learning Loss | Scoop.it
A report says that for some children, the reading skills lost over the summer represent about two months' worth of schooling.
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Fighting the Summer Slide in Learning

Fighting the Summer Slide in Learning | Summer Learning Loss | Scoop.it
One of the most detrimental periods in a child's life is the summer holiday. It is soon to be an issue that will impact many children in Britain, as schools will soon break up for summer; and learning will slip a dramatically.
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School district’s new approach to summer learning

School district’s new approach to summer learning | Summer Learning Loss | Scoop.it
The superintendent of Pittsburgh public schools writes about a new approach to summer school that is far different from the traditional.
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Year-round schools in Des Moines report improved test scores

While the school’s students have yet to produce sky-high test scores, they now hold their own on statewide assessments. Youngsters at the school bested the district average on the reading portion of the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills and came within striking distance in math in 2010-11, the last year for which data are available.

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Untapped strategy for ed reform: summer learning

Untapped strategy for ed reform: summer learning | Summer Learning Loss | Scoop.it
An important strategy that would help us make the most of our investments in education remains largely untapped — summer learning.
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Alabama Voices: 'Flexible' calendar won't help summer learning loss

Alabama Voices: 'Flexible' calendar won't help summer learning loss | Summer Learning Loss | Scoop.it
Growing up in a middle-class home, summer vacation was fun. I was fortunate because it also expanded the knowledge I gained in school during the rest of the year.
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74 Creative Ways to Stop Summer Brain Drain

74 Creative Ways to Stop Summer Brain Drain | Summer Learning Loss | Scoop.it
Keep kids' brain muscles flexed with fun learning exercises.
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I don't want them to become lazy

I don't want them to become lazy | Summer Learning Loss | Scoop.it
Math, reading skills tend to fade over the long break, studies show, but there are ways parents can help their children keep the knowledge – including practise at home or that dreaded summer school.
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Education Experts Blog: Summer Learrning

Education Experts Blog: Summer Learrning | Summer Learning Loss | Scoop.it

The stagnation of a child's reading and math abilities during the off months of school has earned the catchy title of "summer slide." A study released last year from the Rand Corporation found that summer learning loss was cumulative, contributing to long-term academic deficiencies. The slower learning rate was most pronounced for low-income kids. Summer school classes, both mandatory and voluntary, helped to mitigate this effect, the study found.

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Millions of kids miss out on summer learning – Schools of Thought - CNN.com Blogs

Millions of kids miss out on summer learning – Schools of Thought - CNN.com Blogs | Summer Learning Loss | Scoop.it
By Gary Huggins, Special to CNN Editor’s note: Thursday is Summer Learning Day.
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Increase Student Achievement With a Longer School Year

Increase Student Achievement With a Longer School Year | Summer Learning Loss | Scoop.it

Significantly shortening summer vacation would have a variety of upsides. First, all students would receive year-round learning experiences to support their social and academic growth. Second, there would be less pressure on teachers because students would maintain progress, and there would be more time to reach benchmarks. Third, schools would have added flexibility with scheduling.

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