Click here to view a web seminar co-hosted by The Wallace Foundation and the National League of Cities, November 4, 2009.

 Click here to view the accompanying PowerPoint presentation.

Mary Terzian, Research Scientist, Child Trends
Ron Fairchild, CEO, National Summer Learning Association
Sabrina Sutton, Special Assistant to the Mayor for Youth and Education, Baltimore, MD
Maxine Quintana, Director of Student Programs, Mayor’s Office for Education and Children, Denver, CO

Over summer, many kids forget some of what they learned during the school year. But “summer slide” is particularly steep for low-income youth and a leading cause of the achievement gap between them and more affluent students. Fortunately, some high-quality programs have been shown to reduce that loss. And some cities and states are taking steps to start to help.

Running time: 60:13 minutes