While school administrators are typically not "off" from school to the same extent as teachers, the relaxed days of June, July and August present school leaders with a special opportunity that is unique to this time of year. I like to think of them as a principal's own set of summertime "R's."
Summertime is perfect for supplementing your children's education with entrepreneurship.
Guardianship may be necessary, but it is one of the hardest things I have ever had to do for Caleb. It boils down to petitioning the court to acknowledge that he is an incapacitated person. It is effectively taking away his right to make his own decisions, and that is a very sad process.
It's summer and you're a high school student, and you want to supplement your civics education. What to do? How about a three week college preparatory class taught by a college professor in Advanced Placement U.S. Government and Politics, making you eligible to sit for the AP exam the following Spring?
Educational summer programs are just like college in that they are what you make them.
A significant majority of the teachers surveyed by the NSLA agreed that such summer learning loss could be ameliorated if
Reformers talk a lot about developing students' STEM skills but, as Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee witnessed firsthand, summer programs in which students can analyze water pollution and build robots make these subjects real in a way that can turn potential drop-outs into scientists-in-the-making.
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By adding time to the school year, students could be given the chance to explore valuable hands-on training. All students, no matter of their future career, would gain an appreciation of the trades and an understanding of them, which creates a better, more informed, consumer base.
PBS NewsHour Profiles Providence School District's Efforts To Reinvent Summer School, Close Academic Gap
According to the PBS report, sixth, seventh and eighth graders spend two mornings a week in the field with an instructor
Summer learning loss? It's just a subset of life learning loss -- when the learning was dubious to begin with.
There are quite a few key players out there suggesting that short-term teachers, alternatively trained and certified, are going to solve all of our problems, particularly in urban areas.