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ERIC Number: EJ1069954
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jan
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1540-8000
Summer Learning: Accelerating Student Success
Pitcock, Sarah; Seidel, Bob
State Education Standard, v15 n1 p4-10 Jan 2015
As numerous studies from 1906 on have confirmed, children lose ground in learning if they lack opportunities for building skills over the summer. Nonetheless, summer learning loss comes up but rarely in the national discussion of education reform. By the end of summer, students perform on average one month behind where they left off in the spring. These losses are cumulative and can lead to significant consequences later in life. Based on research and field evidence, the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) has developed nine principles of the New Vision for Summer School (NVSS) designed to provide comprehensive, engaging summer programming that transcends the remedial and punitive model of the past. These nine principles, along with numerous opportunities for constructive policymaking to make summer an asset rather than a liability are discussed in this article.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida; Massachusetts; Michigan
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act; Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I; No Child Left Behind Act 2001
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A