Engage Children To Prevent Summer Learning Loss

May 26, 2016
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Without the bell-to-bell school schedule, days fill up with fun and leisure for students on vacation. Be aware that research shows that letting the proverbial lazy days of summer become too lazy can carry a heavy price.

All students need to keep learning over the summer, said Dara Murray, manager of program quality and evaluation for the National Summer Learning Association. If they don’t, they lose part of what they learn during the school year, and those losses add up year after year.

UWF Students Reflect On Summer

Aug 28, 2014
University of West Florida

With fall s'mester just around the corner, students at the University of West Florida only have a few weeks left to make the most of what’s left of their summer vacay. I took a walk around the campus and asked the handful of students I could find how they had been spending their summer so far.

David Giampa will be a junior this fall and is studying maths and economic. Outside of class and his job as a tutor in the maths lab on campus. He says he hasn’t been up to much.

The “Dog Days” of August are upon us, with a week and a half to go in the month and this weekend is expected to be an extra sultry one.

Florida in August is always hot, but Mother Nature is raising the bar over the next few days. John Purdy is at the National Weather Service in Mobile.

"Generally we're looking at high pressure systems, which keep the clouds away. That means more sunshine which heatens up the surface of the earth."

Photo via Flickr//Taber Andrew Bain

Memorial Day, the so-called “unofficial start of summer,” is eight weeks away and counting. WUWF’s Dave Dunwoody looks at the first of a series of AAA's suggestions on how to save money on that vacation. This installment deals with lodging.

Jessica Brady at AAA South in Tampa says the one rule of thumb the auto club wants everyone to remember is that historically, the closer Memorial Day looms, booking a hotel will become harder and more expensive.