Summer Learning, A Teacher’s Perspective


E.J. Beucler is a BPS teacher completing his second summer at the Sportsmen’s Tennis-BPS site, which serves 30 middle school students. At this site, students engage in ELA and math instruction in the morning, and in the afternoon apply the new concepts they learned through project based learning activities. We caught up with E.J. to reflect on his students’ summer accomplishments and the overall impact of the Summer Learning Project. What takeaways or reflections do you have about the SLP at Sportsmen’s Tennis? What I have found to be such … [Read more...]

2013 Summer Learning Updates


Click the links below to download the reports  - SLP 2013 Update 1: Boys and Girls Club Boston SLP 2013 Update 2: MathPower SLP 2013 Update 3: Hale Reservation SLP 2013 Update 4: Tenacity SLP 2013 Update 5: NSLA Award SLP 2013 Update 6: Celebrating Student Achievement/a> SLP 2013 Update 7: Summer Accomplishments … [Read more...]

Discussion Guide: Summer Learning – A New Vision for Supporting Students in Summer Programs (NASBE)


The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) Summer Learning Discussion Guide is now available. Developed with support from the Wallace Foundation, Summer Learning – A New Vision for Supporting Students in Summer Programs provides contemporary research on the devastating impact of summer learning loss on student achievement, elements of effective summer learning programs, state-level examples of action and guiding questions to help design a policy framework to support and develop quality summer learning … [Read more...]

2011 Summer Learning Updates


Update 1: Introduction, Spotlighting Thompson Island Update 2: Spotlighting IBA & MathPower Update 3: Spotlighting Hale Reservation Update 4: Superintendent Johnson Visit, Boston Nature Center Update 5: Mayor Menino Visit, Sociedad Latina Update 6: Secretary Reville Visit, Thompson Island … [Read more...]