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Investment in Staff Yields Summer Success for Students

This issue brief is an interview with researcher Jessica Manta-Myer about an evaluation of the Summer Science Project in 10 elementary school sites in CA. The programs were provided with hands-on curriculum, training, and coaching in STEM. Evaluation showed increased knowledge, skills, and confidence for students, and staff confidence in leading STEM, as well as staff retention. This support model is relevant for both afterschool and summer learning. 

Related Topics: 
Supportive Learning Environment
Summer Learning
Establishing summer opportunities
Engaging Activities
Professional Development
Quality Improvement
National Summer Learning Association (NSLA)
National Summer Learning Association (NSLA)
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