February 2017 - Practice Makes Perfect

Jeff Stafford & Crew

Jeff Stafford Reflects

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Jeff Stafford co-taught at P.S. 13 in Queens. I was standing next to the door to our homeroom this summer as my co-teacher got well into her lesson on long division, when I heard our fearless leader, Karim, say, “Jeff, I’d like you to meet Carmen Farina.” “Um, hello,” I said. “Hi,” she replied, brightly. […]

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How Much Should I Be Spending on Summer?

How Much Should I Be Spending on Summer Learning?

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How Much Should I Be Spending on Summer Learning? Historically, education over the summer has been the responsibility of the parents. Today, we know that this very expectation will deprive many of our most deserving children from a critical learning opportunity. Given the relative newness of this large-scale need, we often get asked the question, […]

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Why Is Summer Learning So Critical?

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Why Is Summer Learning So Critical? Summer learning has the potential to close two-thirds of the achievement gap, if not more. To be sure, schools have enough discretionary dollars to allocate resources over the summer to provide interventions for students who are not proficient and beyond. However, because schools are not measured on the percentage […]

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