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Summer Learning Digital Press Kit – COVID-19

2020 Virtual Press Conference: When Schools Close…Harnessing the Power of Summer America’s Students

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Laura Johnson, Vice President of Communications
National Summer Learning Association

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Press Releases

NSLA Applauds Congress for Working Together to Approve $121.9 Billion for K-12 Economic Support…

Contact: Laura Johnson, 410-300-6468 Norma Kelly, 818-395-1342 NSLA Applauds Congress for Working Together to Approve... read more

City Leaders, Afterschool Supporters Light Up Billboards Around the Country

City Leaders, Afterschool Supporters Light Up Billboards Around the Country to Illuminate the Work of... read more

New Surveys of Parents and Out-of-School-Time Providers Find Growing Disparities in Access to Afterschool and Summer Programs…

September 24, 2020 Contact: Lisa Lederer, 202-371-1999 Laura Johnson, 410-300-6468 New Surveys of Parents and... read more

National Summer Learning Association Recognizes Four Exemplary Summer Programs Improving Outcomes for Children and Youth

For Immediate Release Contacts: Talon Sachs: 410-983-9029, Laura Johnson | 410-300-6468, National Summer... read more

Amid Uncertainty and Hardship, Communities and Families Across the Country Step Up to Save Summer Learning Opportunities for America’s Youth

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 6, 2020 Contact: Laura Johnson 410-300-6468 Irene Serrano 202-248-5491 read more

“When Schools Are Closed” Provides Guidance for Parents to Discover the Extraordinary Power of Summer Learning in the Era of COVID-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Dom Slowey 781-710-0014 Matthew Boulay, PhD 503-991-9519 “When Schools... read more

Virtual Press Conference: Harnessing the Power of Summer for America’s Students

Contact: Irene Serrano 202-248-5491 Laura Johnson 410-300-6468 MEDIA ADVISORY Summer Is Not Canceled:... read more

Summer Learning: An Essential Education Strategy in $2 Trillion Bipartisan Coronavirus Stimulus Passage

Media Statement March 30, 2020 Contact: Laura Johnson Vice President, Communications 410-300-6468 Summer Learning:... read more

Press Coverage

3 summer program strategies to address learning loss, support emotional health

Author, Kara Arundel Published, February 2, 2021 “Interest in offering summer instruction and enrichment programming... read more

Programs to target learning loss amid pandemic

Programs to target learning loss amid pandemic By Kim Doleatto, Posted at 7:01 AM For... read more

As summer nears, school districts begin ‘scenario planning’…

As summer nears, school districts begin ‘scenario planning’ it’s unclear whether in-person summer learning will... read more

How Can We Use Summer to Keep Students Learning?

With schools across the country shuttered for the foreseeable future, educators and policymakers are looking... read more

CQ on Congress: Coronavirus Special Report with NSLA CEO Aaron Philip Dworkin

A crisis like COVID-19 makes the achievement and opportunity gaps that NSLA and its many... read more

High-Quality Summer Programs Close Learning Gaps, Increase Food Security, and Strengthen SEL for Top Results

By Aaron Philip Dworkin, chief executive officer, NSLA and Marlyn Torres, senior program officer, New... read more

Summer isn’t a break for kids or parents

By Elissa Strauss, CNN Updated 4:25 AM ET, Thu August 22, 2019 (CNN)As my son’s... read more

Merkley intros bill to have libraries open at summer meal sites

Says Oregon’s program would expand nationwide By: KTVZ.COM news sources Posted: Jul 10, 2019 01:08 PM... read more