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Scaling Up Summer: How Fast Is Too Fast?

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Scaling Up Summer: How Fast Is Too Fast? When we find the solutions to problems that exist, sometimes it is our instinct to grow them as fast as possible. Every experienced practitioner knows that there is a steep learning curve whenever you introduce an intervention into a new environment. Bringing a summer learning program to […]

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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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Meiling & Emily

PMP is Coming to a School Near You!

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Upcoming Career Fairs  In preparation for another successful summer, Practice Makes Perfect (PMP) will soon be visiting college career fairs in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, and Providence! As we make our way along the east coast, we will be recruiting candidates for our 2017 Teaching Fellowship. PMP’s mission is to provide high-quality academic summer programming in high-need communities, and our Teaching Fellows […]

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Carly Huff & Team

Carly Huff Reflects: A Cultural Exploration

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Carly Huff taught at M.S. 8 in Jamaica, Queens. A Cultural Exploration Teaching in Jamaica, Queens this past summer with Practice Makes Perfect (PMP) changed me immensely as a person and future teacher. By far, one of my favorite days of the program was our World Day celebration. On the first Friday of our program, […]

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