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Closing the Achievement Gap

Summer Learning Makes the Difference

Due to a lack of opportunity, students from economically disadvantaged families lose 2-3 months of their learning each summer. By fifth grade, that accounts for 2-3 YEARS of the achievement gap between underresourced students and their middle-income peers.

Stopping summer learning loss and providing enriching educational experiences is one of the most effective ways to close the achievement gap and to set students on a positive life trajectory.


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