Summer Dreamers Academy http://wesa.fm en Foundation to Assess Pittsburgh Summer Learning Program http://wesa.fm/post/foundation-assess-pittsburgh-summer-learning-program <p>A New York City-based childhood education foundation is assessing summer learning programs across the country, including one in Pittsburgh.</p><p>The Wallace Foundation, a supporter of Pittsburgh Public Schools’ Summer Dreamers Academy, hired Rand Corp., a nonprofit research group, to see if summer education programs improve student learning.</p><p>Senior Research and Evaluation Officer Ann Stone said the foundation is looking for ways students can have academic gains that last.</p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 18:06:56 +0000 Michael Lynch 14854 at http://wesa.fm In the Pittsburgh Region, Summer Learning Opportunities Abound http://wesa.fm/post/pittsburgh-region-summer-learning-opportunities-abound <p>For many, summer as a kid conjures images of long rides in the back of the family sedan, co-ed sports at the local YMCA camp or hours spent on the couch watching TV. These kind of summer experiences still exist, but an array of programs around Pittsburgh are opening the eyes and minds of youth of all ages.<br /><br />Some of those students will be attending <a href="http://www.pps.k12.pa.us/Page/475">Summer Dreamers Academy</a>. The camp, put on by Pittsburgh Public Schools, packs its itinerary with academics and activities. Summer Dreamers has replaced summer school.<br /> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 07:30:00 +0000 Larkin Page-Jacobs 11166 at http://wesa.fm In the Pittsburgh Region, Summer Learning Opportunities Abound