MiddleWeb blogger Anne Jolly is campaigning for a "STEM summer" in which middle grades kids ask questions, seek answers, and design solutions to problems. "This isn't as far-fetched as it sounds," she writes. Parents and adult leaders of summer programs can promote activities that "will stimulate their curiosity and help to develop critical thinking and problem-solving mindsets." Jolly shares nine suggestions to help keep the adolescent "summer brain" engaged. Read more.