Summer Reading

Twitter Chat Recap: #SummerLearningChat with Scholastic, The New York Public Library & NCTE

 //  Jun 13, 2019

Twitter Chat Recap: #SummerLearningChat with Scholastic, The New York Public Library & NCTE

Summer is in full swing and as school districts everywhere close out the school year, communities and families are partnering with educators to ensure that student learning continues year-round. These partnerships are more crucial now than ever, considering findings from the Scholastic Kids & Family Reading Report™: 7th Edition, which reveal that 32% of kids ages 15–17 read zero books over the summer—a sharp increase from 2016 (22%).

On June 12, we teamed up with The New York Public Library and the National Council of Teachers of English to host a Twitter Chat all about summer learning! During the hour long conversation, Pam Allyn, Senior Vice President of Innovation and Development at Scholastic Education; Shauntee Burns-Simpson, Manager of School Support at The New York Public Library; and Franki Sibberson, President of the National Council of Teachers of English, shared tips and ideas to keep kids engaged all summer long.

Don’t forget to check out Summer Read-a-Palooza, a movement to get free books into the hands of kids during the summer, keeping every child reading!

Below is a recap of the #SummerLearningChat chat with responses from Pam, Shauntee, and Franki: