August 22nd, 2014

WATCH: A "Springboard" to Reading Success?

Educators call it the “Summer Slide” - when some kids from low-income families forget reading skills learned during the school year. The typical solution is more of the same: longer school days and summer school.

But what if there was another way? “Springboard Collaborative” is a summer program that creates an unusual partnership between teachers and parents to help kids read.


CCLISTEN: Alejandro Gac-Artigas, founder of Springboard Collaborative

When Gac-Artigas tried to launch a summer program for struggling readers, he ran into problems. John Merrow talks to him about his novel idea and the difficult launch.

CCLISTEN: Alejandro Gac-Artigas, on parents: “the most underutilized natural resource in education”

Gac-Artigas speaks about the personal journey that inspired him to launch Springboard.

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