Research shows that summers without quality learning opportunities put our nation’s youth at risk for falling behind – year after year – in core subjects like math and reading. The math and reading skills low-income students lose each summer are cumulative and contribute significantly to the achievement gap between lower- and higher-income kids.
By fifth grade, cumulative years of summer learning loss can leave low-income students 2 1/2 to three years behind their peers.
Many kinds of high-quality learning opportunities during the summer can make a difference in stemming learning loss, and ultimately closing the country’s achievement gap.
On June 17th, we’ll create an online groundswell with a Thunderclap calling for communities across the nation to level the playing field by keeping ALL KIDS learning this summer.
Donate one Tweet or Facebook post to encourage everyone to #KeepKidsLearning!HOW TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT:
- At the top of the page, sign up for the campaign via Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, or all three.
- Visit www.summerlearningday.org and pledge to keep the kids in your life learning this summer.
- Rally your family, friends, colleagues, and everyone you know to do the same and join the movement to #KeepKidsLearning.
- On June 17th at 1 PM ET, issue the call to level the playing field for all young people in an effort to close the achievement gap.