Pittsburgh Strives to Halt ‘Summer Slide’
Classrooms are closed for the summer, but that doesn’t mean learning has to stop. In fact, research shows it’s imperative that it does not.
This Summer, Pittsburgh Becomes a Citywide Campus for Learning
It isn’t Pittsburgh’s first conversion into a living campus, but it is the largest. After a trial run last summer, and armed with a new grant from the MacArthur Foundation, the Sprout Fund tweaked and expanded Cities of Learning to ready the initiative for 2015.
Sprout partners with 20 local organizations launch Pittsburgh City of Learning
Citywide campaign expands access to educational opportunities for children and youth in Pittsburgh and connects learning to real world opportunity through the use of Digital Badges.
This Summer, Cities Are Encouraging Kids to Do, Make, and Explore
Wealthy parents spend seven times more on enrichment activities for their kids than lower-income parents do, and several cities are working to close that gap.
Can Summer Learning Programs Help Close the Achievement Gap?
Experts say summer programs that focus on enrichment instead of just remedial skills may make a difference when students come back to class this fall.
Ellis School senior creates summer learning program for younger students
Chelsea Canedy, a '13 senior from The Ellis School helps design a summer enrichment camp for disadvantaged young girls across the city.
Smart Partnerships Help Underfunded Schools Offer Year-Round Learning Opportunities
Community partnerships in Pittsburgh create meaningful experiences for students and help prevent learning loss over summer months.
5 Fun Ways to Jump Start Summer Reading
Summer reading is a little like eating broccoli. Kids who like it need no convincing, but those who don't? Getting them to change their minds is an uphill battle.
Exciting Pittsburgh Events — Pittsburgh International Children's Festival
If you've made a promise to yourself, or to your kids, to attend more Pittsburgh events and have more summer learning fun this season, the Pittsburgh International Children's Festival is a great place to start.