Monday, June 19, 2017

"Participating students also gained an advantage"

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"While students get a break from school over the summer, that doesn’t mean they should take a break from learning, many educators and advocates say. 
When kids experience the so-called “summer slide,” they lose some of the knowledge and skills they acquired during the school year. The result is that some – particularly those who may have already been struggling academically – can fall behind when they return to school in the fall. 
“For the first months when they come back to school, it’s like the teachers are retraining the kids,” said Jennifer Francioso, president of the Massachusetts Parent Teacher Association."

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This summer, the library is rolling out a whole bunch of fun new items to encourage literacy and creative play! Be sure to stop in and explore the fun new items we'll be unveiling each week! Check out the Summer Program flyer:

Lifelong Learning offers rising 9th graders the "High School Experience"

The summer enrichment programs will be held in three locations: Franklin High School, Horace Mann Middle School, and Oak Street Elementary School. There will be a nurse at the Oak Street/Horace Mann complex and a nurse at Franklin High School.

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