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Summer Learning in the news: Camp Wonder students get a Jumpstart

Summer Learning Programs in Ontario are once again making news! About 650 children from the Greater Essex County District School Board’s Camp Wonder summer learning program enjoyed a “healthy fun-filled day” as part of the Jumpstart Games held at St. Clair College in Windsor. As CBC.ca reports, “students from 23 schools across the region were involved in […]

“Summer Learning Losses” – Dr. Janice Aurini on TVO’s The Agenda

“Is summer vacation interfering with some students’ educational success?” That was the question posed by TVO’s The Agenda host Steve Paikin to University of Waterloo Sociology and Legal Studies Associate Professor Janice Aurini in a September 2016 broadcast. (Watch the segment here.) In conjunction with the CODE Summer Learning Program, Dr. Aurini (along with her […]

Windsor Star: SLP students “showing significant gains”

According to the Windsor Star, “Summer Learning programs are proving perhaps the best short-term investment area school boards make each year.” The article, which highlights summer learning programs in the Greater Essex County and Windsor-Essex Catholic district school boards, notes that students in summer programs, on average, reduce the learning gap with their peers by […]

Windsor Star: School board introduces ESL component to summer learning program

Beginning this summer, Greater Essex County Public School Board is incorporating ESL into its three-week Camp Wonder program, reports The Windsor Star. Four ESL classes, with a total of just under 100 students, are currently being offered at Begley, Dougall, Prince Edward and Brock elementary schools. According to the report, “The vast majority of the […]

CTV and CBC report on summer learning in Simcoe County

Both CTV News and CBC radio have been reporting on summer learning programs provided by Simcoe County District School Board, where students are improving their math skills by building robots — and learning literacy from a pirate! The CTV News video notes that once the summer program is completed, kids are more prepared for the […]