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OFF AIR May 22nd, 2020

This week Adrian and Ethan discuss the "summer slide" and tips to prevent these losses in the wake of the pandemic. Later we listen to the second part of our interview with Communities in Schools.


We’ve talked about the Summer Slide in earlier shows.

Considerable research shows that the primary reason the achievement gap between poor children and their more affluent peers widens over the course of their school careers is the long break in learning over the summer. It's called summer slide. A recent study of children in 3rd to 5th grades showed that students lost, on average, about 20 percent of their school-year gains in reading and 27 percent of their school-year gains in math during summer break.

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