Stopping the Summer Slide:The Role That Networks and Policymakers Can Play in Reducing Summer Learning Loss
Join us for a Webinar on October 11th, from 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM EDT
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Please join The Wallace Foundation for a Webinar and discussion on the significance of summer learning loss suffered by low-income students and the strategies that cities and states are using to address this.
Participants will hear about a comprehensive new study from the RAND Corporation, Making Summer Count: How Summer Programs Can Boost Children's Learning. This report examines student summer learning loss and gain, as well as the characteristics of effective summer programs and their costs. It also gives recommendations on how school districts can overcome barriers to establishing successful programs. The study is available without charge on www.wallacefoundation.org or www.rand.org.
Participants will also hear about summer learning initiatives in Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island that address summer learning loss and the role that statewide after-school networks and policymakers can play in building better summer learning experiences for children.
The Wallace Foundation will also detail a major new phase of its $50-million summer learning initiative, as it launches a six-city effort to test whether high-quality summer learning programs can produce lasting academic gains for low-income students.
Speakers will include:
Dara Rose, Senior Program Officer,
The Wallace Foundation
Jennifer Sloan McCombs, Senior Policy Researcher and lead author of the report
Katie Magrane, Executive Director
Massachusetts Afterschool Partnership
Chris Smith, Executive Director
Boston After School and Beyond
Sanjiv Rao, Executive Director
New York State Afterschool Network
Caterina Leone-Mannino, Director of Expanded Learning and Intervention
Rochester City School District
Adam Greenman, Executive Director
Rhode Island Afterschool Plus Alliance
Patrick Duhon, Director of Expanded Learning,
Providence Public Schools
Title: Stopping the Summer Slide: The Role that Networks and Policymakers Can Play in Reducing Summer Learning Loss
Date: Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM EDT
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