summer school http://www.kplu.org en Seattle instructors to help parents stem kids' summer brain drain http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-instructors-help-parents-stem-kids-summer-brain-drain <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Summer vacation may be fun, but </span><a href="http://rer.sagepub.com/content/66/3/227.short" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">research shows</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> it wipes out about a month’s worth of learning. This weekend, Seattle schools officials will offer strategies to reduce summer learning loss.</span></p><p>Since kids are understandably wary of anything that makes summer break feel like school, the key is to make it fun, said Seattle Public Schools’ Bernardo Ruiz.</p> Wed, 15 May 2013 21:26:37 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 8789 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle instructors to help parents stem kids' summer brain drain Seattle finds "virtual" band-aid after axing summer school http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-finds-virtual-band-aid-after-axing-summer-school <p>As Seattle Public Schools begin their final week of classes, the district is turning to technology to rescue some summer school programs it cut last year. SPS will offer online courses at Franklin and possibly another high school, and three others plan to extend their school-year virtual learning into the summer. Cleveland and Rainier Beach high schools will have limited classroom programming.</p> Mon, 18 Jun 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 5299 at http://www.kplu.org