As the school year comes to a close in districts across the nation, many parents and educators look for resources to prevent summer learning loss in students.

Sixty-four percent of parents are aware of summer learning loss, often referred to as the “summer slide,” according to research from the Scholastic Kids & Family Reading Report.

According to a Brookings study, “Students’ achievement scores declined over summer vacation by one month’s worth of school-year learning” and “declines were sharper for math than for reading.”

This loss of academic skills is especially worrisome for at-risk students and for students who struggled to...

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    Laura Ascione

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