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Celebrate Summer Learning Day Today!

by School's Out Washington | | Posted under Afterschool and Summer News

Today, we celebrate the importance of summer learning opportunities in keeping kids learning, engaged, healthy and supported during the summer months.  Governor Inslee officially is proclaiming this day Washington Summer Learning Day – read the full proclamation.

We are joined by hundreds of communities across the country taking part in this day of acknowledging and celebrating summer learning.  Visit the National Summer Learning Association’s interactive map for a listing of events happening today and throughout the summer.

Check out these great news stories highlighting summer learning in our state, including an OpEd from Pierce County Councilmember Connie Ladenburg:

Fighting Summer “Brain Drain”, One Child at a Time. Washington News Service (available in Spanish)

Kids can learn and stay healthy during their summer break. OpEd by Connie Ladenburg. Published in The News Tribune and The Bellingham Herald.

Leave no book behind: How to Fight Summer learning loss. By John Higgins. Seattle Times Education Lab Blog.

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