Supporting Out-of-School Time Programs to Reduce Summer Learning Loss

Posted by on January 17, 2011

January 20 Webinar on Expanding Summer Learning Opportunities

Municipal officials and their community partners are invited to register for a free, hour-long webinar on “Supporting Out-of-School Time Programs to Reduce Summer Learning Loss.”  Sponsored by the YEF Institute with support from The Wallace Foundation, the webinar will take place Thurs., Jan. 20, at 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time.  Speakers will include city officials and national experts from the National Summer Learning Association, Higher Achievement, and Building Educated Leaders for Life (BELL).

The webinar will highlight the learning gaps that develop between children from low-income families and their peers from middle and higher-income families due to lack of exposure to summer camps, enrichment programs, museums, lessons, and other high-quality summer learning opportunities.  According to one study, the cumulative summer learning loss during the elementary school years may explain up to two-thirds of the ninth grade socioeconomic achievement gap in reading.  This webinar will highlight ways in which cities can partner with school districts and summer program providers to expand summer learning opportunities for children and youth.

No phone registrations can be accepted. At least one day prior to the event, each registrant will receive an e-mail providing a toll-free, dial-in number and a link to use in joining the webinar.  Listeners from across the country will have opportunities to ask questions to panelists during the call.  To learn more about strategies to expand summer learning opportunities, please contact Lane Russell at (202) 626-3008 or

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