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WFSU Sci Girls Summer CampPrevent the 'Summer Slide' With Public Media

According to the National Summer Learning Association, two-thirds of the ninth grade achievement gap can be explained by unequal access to summer learning opportunities during the elementary school years. As a result, low-income youth are less likely to graduate from high school or enter college.

Most students lose about two months of grade level equivalency in mathematical computation skills over the summer months. Low-income students also lose more than two months in reading achievement, despite the fact that their middle-class peers make slight gains.

Parents consistently cite summer as the most difficult time to ensure that their children have productive things to do. The good news is Public Media stations across the country have a range of activites and resources to keep children engaged in learning over the summer months.

Video Playlist: The Importance of Summer Learning
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PBS NewsHour | Summer Learning Pt.1
PBS NewsHour | Summer Learning Pt.1 PBS NewsHour: Reinventing Summer School to stop kids' Learning Loss. Part 1 of 2 Read more
PBS NewsHour | Summer Learning Pt.2
PBS NewsHour | Summer Learning Pt.2 PBS NewsHour: Seattle Enrichment Program Takes Aim at Achievement Gap. Part 2 of  2 Read more
Horizons National | An Explanation of Summer Learning Loss
Horizons National | An Explanation of Summer Learning Loss Horizons National - tackling summer learning loss with a core summer program and year-round supports.   Read more
APT | Summer Learning Loss
APT | Summer Learning Loss Alabama Public Television series "Spotlight on Education" series explores research on summer learning loss. Read more
APT| Summer Engagement
APT| Summer Engagement Spotlight on Education - Keeping students engaged over the summer Read more
WFSU | SciGirls Summer Camp
WFSU | SciGirls Summer Camp Hands-on Science at the SciGirls Summer Camp Read more

NPR: Missed Summer Learning Spells Out Long-Term Struggles

Activities and Resourceskids-exploring

sun-illustration-50 PBS KIDS and are partnering to bring our kids 10 weeks of educational programs during the summer - check out for more information!


sun-illustration-50American Graduate Classroom Resourcespresents the best of public media’s interactive
resources and educational projects for use with middle school and high school students.

sun-illustration-50The Electric Company: Summer Learning Program


sun-illustration-50Reading Rockets - top 10 Resources for Summer Reading


sun-illustration-50KQED - 5 Resources for Exploring the Back Yard


sun-illustration-50KQED - 6 Great Online Games for Summer Learning


sun-illustration-50WFSU Tallahassee SciGirls and Supery Why summer camps


sun-illustration-50WXXI KIDS 2013 Summer Learning Program


sun-illustration-50Kentucky Educational Television Summer Learning


sun-illustration-50West Virginia Public Broadcasting Ready To Learn

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