Making Summer Count: How Summer Programs Can Boost Children’s Learning

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June 2011, 93 pages
Author(s) :
Jennifer Sloan McCombs, Catherine H. Augustine, Heather L. Schwartz et al.
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In June, July and August, many students forget some of what they learned over the previous school year. But “summer slide” takes its biggest toll on low-income students, contributing substantially to the achievement gap between them and better-off youngsters. This major RAND study also finds evidence that summer programs can help, identifies obstacles to providing them, analyzes costs, and offers recommendations.