15 Easy Boredom Buster Activities to Survive the Summer

15 Easy Boredom Buster Activities to Survive the Summer

Summer is here and students get a break from the structured learning they experience during the year. Students relish the time off, using it to travel, hang out with friends, and sleep in on many mornings. Some choose to get summer jobs or internships, too. But for...
Three Great Tips for Summer Learning

Three Great Tips for Summer Learning

When it comes to the subject of children learning over the summer, the fact that they typically lose ground is something that has been documented well. In fact, according to Harris Cooper of Duke University back in 1996: “Overall, children experience an average summer...
Summer Smarts: Avoiding the Infamous Summer Slide

Summer Smarts: Avoiding the Infamous Summer Slide

School may almost be out for summer, but officials said that doesn’t mean students shouldn’t still be working on their reading and math skills over the break. The infamous summer slide is on the horizon for many students who will completely stop engaging the knowledge...
Summer Internships for High School Students

Summer Internships for High School Students

High school students often seek summer employment, but few consider trying to find an internship. Though internships have traditionally been pursued by college students, they are becoming more available to high school students.   Many high school students are...
How to Prepare for High School During the Summer

How to Prepare for High School During the Summer

Summer is here! Students look forward to having downtime with friends and taking vacations with family. But when students have to transition from middle school to high school, summer is a great time to get primed and ready for success. While it is exciting to progress...
Understanding Year-Round Public School Calendars, Part 2

Understanding Year-Round Public School Calendars, Part 2

American public schools tend to use the traditional 180-day school calendar that includes a three-month long summer break. But more and more school districts across the country are switching from the traditional calendar to a year-round calendar. Part one of this blog...