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New ed-tech services aim to stop the ‘summer slide’
This summer, students will have at least two new ed-tech services to offset summer learning loss, free of charge
Research suggests that students lose two to three months of grade-level equivalency in math skills over the summer, which affects their readiness for the new school year—and this problem is more pronounced for students from low-income families.
This summer, students will have at least two new ed-tech services to offset summer learning loss—and both will be offered to students at no cost.
AASA, the nation’s largest association for school superintendents, has partnered with TenMarks (an Amazon company) to reverse summer learning loss through an initiative called the TenMarks Summer Math Program.
And EverFi, which offers online instruction on topics such as financial literacy and civic engagement to fill gaps in students’ education, has announced a new program called Verano Summer Learning. The program will deliver “bit-sized booster shots” of content to students during the summer months.
“Summer learning loss is the great open space of education,” said Tom Davidson, EverFi’s chief executive, in a press release. “To close the widening achievement gap, we must close the summer engagement gap. The only options cannot be poorly funded remediation programs or pure entertainment.”
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