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"I always say that every child deserves
a golden opportunity, and every golden
opportunity deserves a child. It's waiting
for a courageous leader to just ask."

- Marcia Sidney-Reed, principal

No matter how engaged students may
be, though, the benefits of these additional
teachable moments won't accrue without
regular attendance. Particularly where
summer learning is concerned, regular
attendance and engagement are critical,
according to the 2016 Rand Corporation
study "Learning From Summer: Effects of
Voluntary Summer Learning Programs on
Low-Income Urban Youth."
"We recommend offering at least five
weeks of programming-and preferably
six or more-with at least three hours of
academics per day," the study's authors
write. In addition, "district leaders should
encourage students to attend for consecutive summers."

Meeting the Challenges

Challenges are inevitable, but not insurmountable. Consider each a teachable
moment of its own-but one intended for
administrators and staff.
"School-based after-school and summer
programs can find it challenging to establish a program 'culture' that differs from the
school day while using the school building

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and using school-based staff," Howard says.
"If the principal does not intend for the
after-school program to be an extension of
the school day, then paying attention to the
culture and curriculum of the program is
vitally important.
"Also, if staff teachers are working in
these programs, making the shift from the
school-day culture can be difficult. This
can be especially true for teachers who are
expected to focus on academics with their
own students or in their own classrooms
during these programs. In all fairness to
them, these programs are second jobs
to teachers. In the case of after school,
wouldn't any of us feel challenged if our
second job began a mere 15 minutes after
our first job ended?"

The Power of Partnerships

Gigi Antoni, CEO of Big Thought, a
Dallas, Texas-based CBO specializing in
arts-focused in-school experiences and
arts- and STEM-based summer learning,
points out that schools approach her
organization-and others like it-because
"they're looking at expanding beyond the
expertise of a teacher for summer learning
and after school. There are people working
at professions with skills that teachers don't
have." Providing avenues for connecting
with such experts is a big part of the service
provided by education-based CBOs. But
these organizations, most of which are



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