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About: Milken Family Foundation is a other organization based out in Santa Monica, California, United States. It is known for research contribution in the topics: Summer vacation & Disadvantaged. The organization has 2 authors who have published 4 publications receiving 458 citations.
TL;DR: Hanushek et al. as discussed by the authors presented the argument that in order to improve teacher quality, one must focus on teacher performance and showed that teaching performance as defined by their standards and performance rubrics is highly predictive of student academic progress across elementary grades.
TL;DR: It is argued that ease and efficiency should not be the leading criteria for advocating and implementing computer technology in schools and computer technologies need to be designed according to sound learning theories and pedagogy to produce more meaningful learning.
Abstract: There have been widespread claims that technology can make learning easier, more efficient, and more motivating. This article argues that ease and efficiency should not be the leading criteria for advocating and implementing computer technology in schools. The authors assert that to produce more meaningful learning, computer technologies need to be designed according to sound learning theories and pedagogy. When administrators, teachers, and parents understand that different computer technologies serve and augment different learning experiences, they can make informed judgments about which technologies are best suited to enhance student learning and achievement.
TL;DR: In this article, a longitudinal randomised trial, a randomly assigned group of exiting First-Grade children who were economically disadvantaged was enrolled in a seven-week summer reading day camp.
Abstract: During the summer vacation children who are economically disadvantaged experience declines in reading achievement, while middle- and high-income children improve. Previous research has demonstrated that the most widely implemented intervention – sending economically disadvantaged students to summer school – has not led to increases in reading achievement. In this longitudinal randomised trial, a randomly assigned group of exiting First-Grade children who were economically disadvantaged was enrolled in a seven-week summer reading day camp. The intervention students' reading achievement was then compared to control group participants at four time points. Results showed noteworthy differences for intervention students in reading comprehension.
TL;DR: The authors found that during summer vacation, children who are disadvantaged often experience declines in reading achievement, while children from middle and high-income backgrounds improve reading achievement during the summer vacation period.
Abstract: During summer vacation, children who are disadvantaged often experience declines in reading achievement, while children from middle- and high-income backgrounds improve. In this study, an experimen...
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