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Getting to Work on Summber Learning: Recommended Practices for Success by Catherine H. Augustine, Jennifer Sloan McCombs, Heather L. Schwartz and Laura Zakaras. This report offers guidance to leaders who are interested in launching summer learning programs or improving programs that are already established. The recommendations are based on the evaluations of summer programs in six urban districts in the summer of 2011. These districts—Boston; Cincinnati; Dallas; Duval County, Florida; Pittsburgh; and Rochester, New York—were selected for a multiyear demonstration project funded by The Wallace Foundation to assess their effectiveness in improving student achievement. They are among the nation’s most advanced in their experience with comprehensive, voluntary summer learning programs.