Research spanning 100 years has proven that students lose ground academically when they are out of school for the summer.
The problem is particularly acute among low-income students who lose an average of more than two months in reading achievement in the summer, which slows their progress toward third grade reading proficiency. And it exacerbates the achievement gap with their higher-income peers.
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Summer Learning Resources
Below are a collection of resources for families, educators, and policymakers looking to support learning over the summer months.
National Summer Learning Association
A national nonprofit that offers expertise and support for programs and communities and advocates for summer learning as a solution for equity and excellence in education.
Summer Matters Campaign
The first-ever statewide campaign focused on creating and expanding access to high quality summer learning opportunities for all California students.