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Transforming summer school with virtual learning

Summer school. Until recently, those were the last two words any high school student wanted to hear together. But these days, enrolling in summer courses is taking on a whole new meaning.

The cast from last year's Cinderella

Lion King JR brings the arts to summer learning

Unleashing a child’s creativity can be likened to turning on a faucet — the water is plentiful, but needs to get to the surface. Grand Haven Area Public Schools Summer Theatre provides that outlet to children in the Greater Tri-Cities community. 

Students at the Careerline Tech Center Early College program

Early college program launched in Ottawa Area Intermediate School District

Officials from Ottawa Area intermediate School District, Herman Miller and Grand Rapids Community College are launching a new and unique early college program for area high school students, combining work and education experiences during the school year and summer months.

Students at Project Transformation: Greater Dallas

Q&A: Learning is just as important in the summer

Matthew Boulay is the founder of the National Summer Learning Association, a nonprofit focused on closing the achievement gap through summer learning. Boulay has a master’s degree in public policy from John Hopkins University and a doctorate in sociology from the Teacher’s College of Columbia University. His book, Summers Matter, is a guide for parents and educators on how they can support children’s education throughout the summer months. 


Language immersion programs bring the world to West Michigan

An ever-increasing number of students are opting for language immersion programs in schools across West Michigan, and parents, educators and researchers are finding that the focus on another language is resulting in better grades, higher test scores and a deeper connection with their city -- and their world.
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Celebrate Summer Learning Day

Summer Learning Day is an annual national advocacy day led by the National Summer Learning Association to highlight the importance of keeping kids learning, safe and healthy every summer.


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