THE AVERAGE STUDENT LOSES A MONTH'S WORTH OF LEARNING OVER THE SUMMER.
Lower-income students are especially at risk of falling behind in math and reading when school is out. Libraries help narrow the achievement gap by offering summer learning opportunities to kids of all backgrounds.*
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*McLaughlin, Brenda, M.P.P, and Jeffrey Smink, M.Ed. "Why Summer Learning Deserves a Front-Row Seat in the Education Reform Arena." New Horizons for Learning Spring 2010. Accessed May 23, 2017 at: http://education.jhu.edu/PD/newhorizons/Journals/spring2010/why-summer-learning/
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