2017 Archives - Practice Makes Perfect

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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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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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