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Resources from Why Summer Matters: Challenge & Opportunity in Summer Learning for Children & Youth

Publication date: 
March, 2013

The impact of summer learning loss on young people’s academic achievement is astounding. Research from Johns Hopkins University has shown that two-thirds of the achievement gap between low-income and middle income 9th graders is attributed to the differences in their summer learning experiences in elementary school. Despite this shocking fact, there hasn’t been clear direction about solutions.

This briefing presented compelling new research about quality-summer programming in California that is having a measurable impact on students' achievement.