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Introductory Remarks for Anytime, Anywhere Summer Learning

Remarks delivered by Michael Levine at the Anytime, Anywhere Summer Learning Forum co-hosted by New America and the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop in partnership with the National Summer Learning Association and the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading on June 10, 2014. Thanks Lisa, and thanks very much to New America, the Campaign for […]

Announcing the Toontastic Summer Tooning Story Contest!

Looking for a creative way to engage young students with their summer reading? How about encouraging them to re-tell that story themselves via Toontastic, an iPad app that makes it easy to create and share cartoons? The Toontastic team wants to encourage summer readers to share their favorites, and have even lowered the price of […]

The Long, Hot Summer Slump

Last month’s Time Magazine cover story on “The Case Against Summer Vacation” sparked quite a debate online, addressing the learning loss that occurs during summer (the “summer slump”), a loss that puts disadvantaged children at a lifetime risk for significantly lower achievement. During the school year, children from all socio-economic groups progress at similar rates, […]