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Summer Planning Toolkit


Since 2011, The Learning Agenda has been a key partner to The Wallace Foundation in support of their National Summer Learning Project (NSLP).The NSLP is the largest effort to date to understand whether and how large-scale, voluntary summer learning programs led by urban public schools and their partners can benefit children. TLA leads a number of efforts important to the success of the initiative – including facilitating a professional learning community of district and city partners from the five collaborating districts -– Boston, Dallas, Duval County, Pittsburgh and Rochester – and developing a​ ​Summer​ ​Planning​ ​Toolkit to share knowledge accumulated through the initiative.

The Summer Planning Toolkit will include a variety of resources, examples, and templates to support district leaders in effectively planning summer learning programs, including a planning calendar, job descriptions, handbooks, communications tools and more. ​Examples are drawn directly from our five collaborating districts, and newly created templates benefited from input an review from district and field leaders. ​Although the primary audience for the Toolkit are school districts, the examples and templates will likely have broad applicability for summer learning leaders in other organizations.​