"Most kids look forward to their summer vacation — and don’t even want to think about school — yet first and second graders at John N. Given Public School look excited to be there," writes Louis Pin of the Chatham Daily News. The reason? "For a fifth year, Chatham is giving young students a chance … [Read more...] about Chatham Daily News: “Kids given leg up at public schools with LKDSB summer program”
"Creativity, engagement, and innovative, inquiry-based learning are the current buzzwords in education," notes Windsor Star reporter Dave Waddell in his recent article on "a pilot program that uses robotics to integrate the concepts of science, technology, engineering and math into Greater Essex … [Read more...] about Windsor Star: “Public school board introduces robotics pilot program to boost numeracy”
CBC News in Windsor recently interviewed members of the Greater Essex County District School Board about Camp Wonder, a free summer program that provides three extra weeks of learning for young students. Over 600 children are spending their mornings in classrooms and their afternoons participating … [Read more...] about Camp Wonder enrolment doubles in Windsor this summer
Education policy, say the authors of Summer Learning Inequality in Ontario, “should be informed by research that distinguishes school-based learning from learning that occurs during non-school time.” With American studies finding socio-economic disparities in learning tend to increase over the … [Read more...] about Research Report: “Summer Learning Inequality in Ontario”
Over 5200 students (K-3) from sixty four district school boards across the province of Ontario participated in the 2014 Summer Learning Program (SLP). Through a mix of high quality instructional programming and recreational activities, the SLP continued to help elementary students reduce summer … [Read more...] about Highlights from the 2014 Summer Learning Program
“All young people experience learning losses when they do not engage in educational activities during the summer.” The Baltimore, MD-based National Summer Learning Association, which provides resources, guidance and expertise to the summer learning community, highlights some compelling U.S. facts … [Read more...] about How does summer learning loss happen?