This program is the second part of a two-part series. The first part was a site visit to a model summer learning program at PS 48 in Jamaica, Queens.
Research has demonstrated that summer learning loss is one of the most significant causes of the academic achievement gap between low-income students and their higher income peers, and one of the strongest contributors to the high school dropout rate. Research also shows that high-quality summer learning programs can prevent summer learning loss and even accelerate learning for many students. At this forum, the following speakers will chart the progress NYC has made to date in summer learning, examine the latest research on best practices, and explore how to improve and expand summer learning opportunities for NYC children and youth.
- Why summer learning is crucial to closing achievement and opportunity gaps
- How summer learning can be best structured to meet student needs
- What sorts of publicly and privately funded programs are currently available in NYC through CBOs, libraries, and schools
- What possibilities and challenges lie ahead to ensure high-quality summer learning opportunities for all NYC children and youth
- Matthew Boulay, Founder, National Summer Learning Association
- Sheila Brillson, National Director of Programs, Summer Advantage USA
- Ann Stone, Senior Research and Evaluation Officer, The Wallace Foundation
- Saskia Traill, Senior Vice President of Policy and Research, ExpandED Schools
- Dennis Walcott, President and CEO, Queens Library
- Phil Weinberg, Deputy Chancellor, NYC Department of Education
- Denice Williams, Deputy Commissioner, NYC Department of Youth and Community Development
- Danielle Pulliam (Moderator), Program Officer, The Pinkerton Foundation
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