Kentucky Department of Education Launches Summer Learning Initiative to Promote Literacy and Math

The Kentucky Department of Education has launched its Summer Boost: Reading and Mathematics program, as well as a series of Summer Support Web Pages, in partnership with the Children’s Reading Foundation, Scholastic and the Summer Food Service Program.

The Kentucky Department of Education has launched its Summer Boost: Reading and Mathematics program, as well as a series of Summer Support web pages. (Photo by Amy Wallot)

The Summer Support webpages offer literacy and math information and resources to encourage students and families to make learning a part of daily summer routines in communities across Kentucky. The web pages will also feature a virtual read-aloud series that will allow children to listen to stories read by guests.

Summer foodservice programs participating in the Summer Boost: Reading and Mathematics program will promote family engagement in reading and math by providing free books and fun items – like bracelets, bookmarks and magnets – to motivate and remind families to read 20 minutes every day. They will also direct families to a collection of online math games suitable for different ages.

“With the kind of year we have just had, it is vitally important to keep our children involved in improving their reading and math skills over the summer,” said the commissioner to education Jason E. Glass. “We hope our families will take advantage of this great opportunity that allows children to continue learning in a fun way.”

This article originally appeared at Kentucky teacher, a publication of the Kentucky Department of Education.

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