7-5-10: Summertime and the Learnin’ Ain’t Easy

July 2, 2010 at 2:15 pm 1 comment

This conversation originally aired June 22, 2009.

When children get to elementary school, there is already an achievement gap between poorer students and their better-off peers. By the time they finish elementary school, that gap has grown significantly. But don’t blame it all on the schools – some research says that rich and poor students make similar gains during the school year, but that during the summer, poor children fall behind and children from wealthier families pull ahead.

Last Summer, Baltimore City’s Public School System and Department of Recreation and Parks, plus some community organizations, partnered to put together enriching, all-day activities to help keep children from falling behind before school starts again in the fall. Johns Hopkins University’s National Center for Summer Learning helped get that together.

Before the program started last summer we spoke about the issue of summer learning with Ashley Stewart, a policy analyst for Johns Hopkins University’s National Center for Summer Learning (which has now become the National Summer Learning Association) and Karl Alexander, then chair of the sociology department at Hopkins.

Entry filed under: Education, On Air. Tags: , , , .

7-5-10: David McCullough on History and His Work 7-6-10: Orioles Magic: The Book

1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Jon Parker  |  July 5, 2010 at 8:32 am

    How are you communicating this information to the public?

    Where can we go to find out more?

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed


Podcast! Miss an episode of Maryland Morning? Podcast it here.

Keep up to date with our RSS feed.

What’s on Our Twitter

Error: Twitter did not respond. Please wait a few minutes and refresh this page.

MM_logo

%d bloggers like this: