At Home: What Parents Can Do in the Absence of Summer Programs
[Source: Rules for Engagement Blog/Education Week]
The coronavirus pandemic has forced many summer programs across the country to cancel or switch their hands-on programs to a virtual platform. After a spring of online learning and canceled summer enrichment activities, parents and educators worry about their students’ academic losses.
“It’s the most unusual, atypical summer we’ve seen,” said Matthew Boulay, the founder of the National Summer Learning Association and author of How to Keep Your Kids Learning When Schools Are Closed: Tips, Tools and Activities to Help Parents Discover the Power of Summer Learning in the Era Of Covid-19. “We’ve talked for a long time about summer being the most unequal time in America… so all of those inequities are exacerbated this summer.”
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