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Head teachers in the UK argue teachers and children benefit from school holidays as it motivates them to work harder during the term. Shutterstock

Should we shorten the long summer break from school? Maybe not

While cutting the long summer holidays would help working parents, it may not be so great for teachers who need to plan and do professional development, and kids who need a rest.
School closure over the summer widens the achievement gap between classes. School chair image via www.shutterstock.com

How community schools can beat summer learning loss for low-income students

The learning loss that occurs over the summer for poor students can lead to a growing academic achievement gap in subsequent years. What are community schools and how do they help low-income students?
What struggles do black families face over the summer? Mother child image via www.shutterstock.com

What summertime means for black children

Summer is not an idyllic time for all. Two researchers who are black and are parents to two black children describe why they feel the weight of the summer.
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How to keep kids reading over the Christmas break

Children who fail to read regularly during long breaks from school will often see their reading ability drop. Here's how to keep kids engaged in reading.

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