By the time a low-income child enters fifth grade, he or she can be up to three grade levels behind other classmates in reading and math. One key contributor to this gap is the absence of learning opportunities during summer months, which results in learning loss.
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Notes from 2015 Summer Matters TA Providers Meeting. Ideas on how to help new summer programs were shared.
The California Afterschool Network produced five short webinars around the Quality Standards for Expanded Learning in California. These webinars are intended to give Program Directors, Site Coordinators, front line staff, and the field at large, a better understanding of the Quality Standards, Standards in Action and the Crosswalk, and how these items can be utilized in a process of Continuous Quality Improvement.
On August 25, 2016, The Institute of Medicine/National Academy of Science hosted a panel on summertime opportunities in Washington DC. The workshop validated the value of a summer learning approach not only for student academic achievement, but also for students’ health outcomes. A report outlining the workshop was just published.
The Summer Matters Press Kit has all the information you may need to give media contacts in one convenient package. Whether you need video, images, or prepared information about the Summer Matters campaign, it’s all there.
The Summer Matters campaign has partners across the state who can help your district plan a great summer program. Choose between a workshop for your school board or a series of planning sessions for district staff. Either option will jump start your district’s journey to great summer programming.
Summer Matters presented its Summer Matters Superhero Award to Superintendents Deborah A. Flores of Gilroy Unified School District; Richard Martinez of Pomona Unified School District; and William McCoy of Sausalito Marin City School District during the California School Board Association’s annual education conference.
Summer Matters is excited to celebrate our three Summer Superheroes. These superintendents from districts across the state are champions of summer learning. Today, we unveil their secret identities and talk a little about the amazing work they have done in their districts to bridge the opportunity gap, and give all students access to high quality summer learning.
Here’s a great infographic to share with parents on Getting Kids Moving Over the Summer. This website has other great resources for helping families have a healthy summer. (in English and Spanish)
A quick reference guide for the CASP.