Summer 2021: How Schools Can Make the Most of It
Ways that students, teachers, and school and district leaders can restore and retool this summer and come back charged for the year ahead.
Student Well-Being How Educators Are Approaching Summer Learning This Year
After a difficult year, schools adjust what's best for students as they customize summer learning, enrichment, and play opportunities.
School & District Management Summer School Is More Important Than Ever. But Teachers Are 'Fried' and Need a Break
Districts are getting creative about enticing worn-out teachers to stay on for the summer.
Federal Education Department Kicks Off Summer Learning Collaborative
The Summer Learning and Enrichment Collaborative will boost programs for students acutely affected by COVID-19 in 46 states.
Federal Miguel Cardona Unveils Summer Learning Partnership, Releases Some COVID-19 Aid
The department's summer learning collaborative with governors and state K-12 chiefs will focus on building capacity and sharing ideas.
School & District Management Districts Eye Summer and Beyond to Recoup Learning Losses. Here's What 3 Have on Tap
Longer school years, summer school, and after-school programs are among the strategies districts are using to get students back on track.
Student Achievement 3 Studies for District Leaders to Read as They Plan for Learning Recovery
How can districts plan for programs that help catch up students affected academically by the pandemic? These three studies provide clues.
Federal Q&A To Help Traumatized Students This Summer, Let Them Play, Sen. Chris Murphy Says in Q&A
A member of the Senate education committee, Murphy also discussed new CDC guidance and student testing in an Education Week interview.
Student Achievement Opinion The Idea of 'Learning Loss' Begs Us to Ask, 'Loss From What?'
A Georgia educator challenges the present thinking about "learning loss" and asks, "What if the loss is a loss in inflicting harm?"
Reading & Literacy Students' Reading Losses Could Strain Schools' Capacity to Help Them Catch Up
Phonemic awareness, letter sounds, and other early reading skills took a big hit during the pandemic, a new study finds.
Student Achievement Video How a Summer Learning and Sports Program Adapted to the Pandemic
Leaders at DREAM’s REAL Kid’s New York summer academic and baseball program decided early on to move the program online.
Student Achievement Video What Parents Can Do in the Absence of Summer Programs
The coronavirus pandemic has closed or changed many summer programs. Experts share with EdWeek their advice for parents this summer.
School & District Management Lost Learning Time Compounds Over Summers. Students Are Taking an Extra Hit Right Now
More than half of students consistently experience summer learning loss throughout their primary grades, finds a national study, with compounding summer deficits leaching away nearly 40 percent of students' yearly progress.
Student Well-Being Photos How Camps Are Approaching This Summer's Uncertainty
For kids attending summer camp, this year will look different as camps determine whether and how to reopen safely.