#SummerLearning Roundup for June 22, 2012

The Achievement Gap and the Summer Slide

The National Summer Learning Association released a new infographic on how summer learning can close the achievement gap. (Click on the image to see the full infographic.)

Jess TonnYesterday was National Summer Learning Day. Did you miss it? Don’t worry—here’s a sampling of tweets from the day:

@summerlearning: More than 6 in 10 summer programs reported operating at or over max capacity in 2011. via @afterschool4all

@amyreports: Baltimore goes door-to-door to rebrand summer school.

More Baltimore love: @expand_school: Baltimore’s “Super” Approach to #SummerLearning via partners @OSIBaltimore and @Family_League.

‏@CNNSchools: Gary Huggins says learning is the most fun you can have; millions of kids miss out on #summerlearning.

@TenMarks: Summer: The Missing Link in Education Reform via @educationweek

@experienceBELL: #Summerlearning loss can cost more than $2k per pupil to taxpayers. Programs like @experienceBELL can help.

@CA_SummerMeals: Kids may gain 2x as much weight during summer. #summerlearning programs (& summer meals!) support healthy bodies & minds.

@SciAfterSchool: Fun in the sun activities for learning more about seasons & solstice.

Featured Friday Funding Opportunity:

Walmart logo@summerlearning: Did you know that @Walmart is a generous supporter of Summer Learning Day and #SummerLearning across the U.S.? (PDF, 63KB)

And now for something completely different:

@SciAfterSchool: Neil deGrasse Tyson Investigates The Space Science Of Summer Movies via @nprscience