Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Combatting the Summer Slump

And we're not talking about the Mariners here.

According to researchers at Johns Hopkins University, 65 percent of the achievement gap between poor and more affluent students can be attributed to unequal summer learning opportunities during their elementary school years. Their study found that:
On average, children from low-income families lose nearly three months of grade-level equivalency, compared to one month lost by middle-income children when reading and math performance are combined.
What are your schools doing to prevent a summer slump?

By the way, National Summer Learning Day is July 12.

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