Our City, Our Schools

A look at city investments in education

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About Our City, Our Schools

The series highlights levy-funded programs from pre-K through high school. Host Brian Callanan talks with everyone from principals to preschoolers about the Families and Education Levy's successes and its challenges. Is the investment paying off? How are levy programs improving student achievement? What are the benchmarks for measuring the levy's effectiveness?

Our City, Our Schools: Summer Learning Programs
Our City, Our Schools: Summer Learning Programs
Summer is a great time to hit the beach and the books. Learn how to keep kids off the “summer slide” -- the drop in students` reading, writing and math skills that can occur when young minds sit idle over summer break. Studies show that kids without access to summer school can lose up to two grade levels of knowledge by the time they enter fifth grade. The latest installment in the Our City, Our Schools series looks at the impacts of summer learning programs funded through the Families and Education Levy.