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July 11, 2019
In the middle of Chicago, an emerging curriculum blooms in a hidden city garden
Most days begin with weeding, planting, or harvesting in the garden, and in the afternoon, students learn about the science and social implications behind their work.
July 2, 2019
Tennessee’s summer reading camps are popular, getting results — and in peril
Federal funding has dried up for the popular program now serving 9,000 students in two-thirds of the state's school districts.
June 10, 2019
Tennessee’s sweeping literacy initiative in jeopardy as funding dries up
Tennessee’s statewide network of literacy coaches is being dismantled this month and its popular summer reading program is in jeopardy.
September 11, 2018
Summer camps lift reading skills for third straight year in Tennessee
Tennessee's campaign to help its children read better is seeing encouraging results from investments in school-based summer camps.
Student & School Performance
August 6, 2018
Chicago’s small summer programs struggle to attract teens — even amid great need
Sitting in a brightly lit classroom at Dyett High School in Washington Park, two students bounced around ideas for creating a podcast. Donnie…
December 19, 2017
Memphis to receive more state-funded summer reading camps than previous year
In all, Tennessee will distribute about $8.9 million to pay for month-long camps at 203 schools across the state aimed at combating summer slide.
October 13, 2017
In their second year, Tennessee’s summer reading camps show improved skills for some
While testing data is available for only half of participating students, those who were assessed grew in their reading accuracy by an average of 4 percentage points.
July 20, 2015
A growing summer camp aims to start Memphis’s teacher pipeline earlier
The summer children's camp is designed to get kids excited about learning — and to recruit potential educators to Memphis to work one day as classroom teachers.
Past becomes present
June 25, 2015
Camp for Native American youth draws on centuries of healthy tradition
A free summer camp especially for Native American youth in metro Denver teaches healthy habits and cultural heritage by incorporating traditional crafts, sports and agricultural practices.
June 17, 2015
Low-income students stand to lose more with summer learning loss
"Summer slide" is real, but many programs that combat summer learning loss face an uncertain future in Shelby County.
June 25, 2012
Editor's blog: Prepping for overnight camp
This editor learns the hard way how not to prepare your child for his or first overnight camp. Get some ideas about what you can do to make the child's inaugural camp experience a good one. Addendum: All went well.
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