ASCD recently hosted a timely and interesting “Whole Child Podcast” on summer learning. You can check it out here.
Host Molly McCloskey opens by referencing research on summer learning loss and its greater impact on poor children whose families can’t afford the camps and other enrichment opportunities available to wealthier households. High-quality summer programs “can really help close that [summer learning] experience gap,” she says.
The podcast guests are:
- Ron Fairchild, the CEO of the National Summer Learning Association;
- Margaret Brodkin, the initiative director of New Day for Learning in San Francisco; and
- Cate Reed, the project coordinator of Pittsburgh public schools Summer Dreamers Academy.
It’s definitely worth a listen.
A version of this news article first appeared in the Beyond School blog.