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How Families Can Help Curb Summer Brain Drain!

Summer brain drain exists. Research shows that children and young adults can lose up to two months of math and reading skills over their summer break. For students in poverty, the numbers are even...

May 21, 2015

7 Books to Get Ready for School

Whether we’re ready for summer to be over or not, the school year is starting. A half dozen districts or so around the state are already back today. More start tomorrow and by the end of next week...

August 1, 2013

What are Your Kids Reading This Summer?

Earlier this week we started GPB Book Camp. It’s our new series from producer Ellen Reinhardt about the great books elementary and middle school kids should read this summer. Summertime is the...

July 10, 2013

Cat in the Hat at Center for Puppetry Arts

Summer reading is vitally important to retention. It’s probably the easiest way to be sure your child is retaining the fundamentals of the past year. Even my little guy is picking up on words,...

June 20, 2013

Blanket Forts for Summer Fun

A rainy day across the state is a great time to break out the blanket fort. An iconic staple of childhood, the blanket fort is the ideal combination of fun, creativity, and comfort. It’s also a...

June 6, 2013

What's Your Favorite Summer Read?

Guest blogger Charity Kinneer teaches high school reading and literature. Normally she comes up with creative ways to entice students to read over the summer. In this blog post, she ponders and...

June 6, 2012

Preventing Summer Reading Lag in Struggling Readers

Guest blogger Charity Kinneer, a high school reading and literature teacher for the Cherokee County School District, offers these tips on how to keep students reading this summer. Research...

May 11, 2012