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ERIC Number: EJ1027825
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 1
ISSN: ISSN-0276-928X
Think Summer: Early Planning, Teacher Support Boost Summer Learning Programs
Browne, Daniel
Journal of Staff Development, v34 n6 p46-49 Dec 2013
A fundamental problem that continues to plague educators is the achievement gap between low-income and higher-income students. In the ongoing search for solutions, one of the more promising approaches is expanding opportunities for learning, particularly in the summer. This article describes a project funded by The Wallace Foundation that offers guidance on how to start a district-wide summer program from scratch, or how to improve an existing program. This guidance offers handy assistance for harried districts officials, for whom launching and sustaining a summer program and tailoring professional learning to the summer was not easy. The project recommendations come from the RAND Corporation report, "Getting to Work on Summer Learning: Recommended Practices for Success" (Augustine, McCombs, Schwartz, & Zakaras, 2013). By making the decision to start early, recruit the best teachers available, and give them the professional learning, support, and time they need to do their job well, districts can set the stage for a fruitful learning summer.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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