Learning Upgrade offering full curriculum and support to help educators stop the summer slide through engaging lessons embedded with songs, video and games

summer-schoolEducators and administrators across the country are looking for innovative, effective ways to ensure their students do not become victims of the ‘summer slide’ as well as attain mastery of state and national standard benchmarks.

Learning Upgrade, provider of engaging song and game based curriculum for math and reading, is offering complimentary summer school access to its web-based, standards aligned curriculum to all qualifying U.S. schools and districts.

The company looks to support districts in their quest to halt the dreaded summer slide, without putting a burden on their budget. In addition to the lessons, Learning Upgrade will provide additional support to summer school teachers and administrators while enrolling students, integrating the curriculum and tracking progress to mastery.

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“This is the fourth year Learning Upgrade will offer full and complimentary access to any qualifying school in the US. Results over the past 3 summers have been extremely positive. In just four weeks, students can complete a full year of curriculum with detailed, web-based reports for parents, teachers and students,” said Learning Upgrade CEO Vinod Lobo.

Research from the National Summer Learning Association shows that, without refreshing their memories, students may lose up to two months of grade-level equivalency over the summer.

“Summer is a fantastic time to engage all learners, and prevent the dreaded summer slide, especially those that may need extra help catching up or keeping up with their classmates,” states Lobo.

Through the incorporation of songs, video, games and extensive educational research, Learning Upgrade has helped over 1 million students reach and exceed grade level requirements in both Math and English Language Arts. The complimentary summer licenses provide users full access to Learning Upgrade’s entire K-8 curriculum.

The intuitive platform provides students with immediate feedback as well as additional support and remediation when and where students need it. Once a student has demonstrated mastery of a given skill, they are automatically advanced to the next lesson.

To sign up, visit www.learningupgrade.com and click the Start Free Trial button, to sign up for a free school-wide license, simply mention “Summer School” in the information box, and include the number of student licenses you need.

Material from a press release was used in this report.

Laura Ascione
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