This article presents recommendations from the RAND Corporation report, "Getting to Work on Summer Learning." Specifically, it focuses on those recommendations related to the hiring and training of teachers for school district-run summer learning programs. To ensure a successful summer, the report and article emphasize the need for districts to begin planning by January, to hire early, and to provide professional development and coaching for teachers. Recommendations in the report come from examination of summer programs offered in Massachusetts, Ohio, Texas, Florida, Pennsylvania and New York.
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