Reading Stops Summer Learning Loss

There are many ways that a community can encourage learning during the summer, and reading stops summer learning loss. Starting the summer with a Readingpalooza celebration made a lot of sense for students to begin the summer with a good book. At Washington Island...

Make Summer Transitions a Success for Your Family

The Byrds said it well in their song, Turn! Turn! Turn!  “To everything there is a season…” This is true of almost everything that goes on in a school.  There are monthly themes on the calendar and seasonal celebrations in the classroom.  Holiday parties, Go-To-School...

Preventing Summer Learning Loss

Well, we are just about three weeks into summer vacation and one of the season’s beloved holidays is now behind us. This is about the time that parents’ efforts to prevent summer learning loss face their greatest challenges. We thought this article would...

A Summer School Makeover

While summer school was once thought of as a place for struggling students to bolster their skills, some schools are overhauling that image. In a handful of states, students will attend summer school this year and be exposed to innovative teaching methods districts...