The Philadelphia School District is far along in the process of shutting down Truebright Academy Charter, but that didn’t stop the state from awarding it a three-year 21st Century grant for afterschool programming.
Historically, Philadelphia’s mix of “out-of-school time” programs was run with little coordination or sharing of expertise. All that is changing. With support from the Wallace Foundation, advocates are attempting to map every program in the city, collect useful details about each, and create a profile of the children and youth who attend.
There’s a new crop of 21st Century Community Learning Center grantees. Many of the 23 grantees in Philadelphia are community organizations partnering with the School District.
A profile of one crusader in Philadelphia’s effort to engage children in literacy activities, especially during the summer.
Infusing more structured literacy activities into traditional summer recreational programs for children was a priority this year for Philadelphia — and a challenge.
With drastic cutbacks to school district summer programs, city resources played a critical role in plugging the gaps.
Summer learning loss is hits immigrants and English language learners harder than U.S. students, especially in language learning, as many children have limited exposure to English at home.
The Notebook is part of a citywide effort to build awareness of the problem of summer learning loss and how to combat it.
A new campaign across Philadelphia to ensure that more students read on grade level is emphasizing the importance of early education, parent involvement, and efforts to combat summer slide.
A program in Baltimore focuses on using technology to engage students in learning activities over the summer.