The summer learning field is grounded in more than 100 years of research about summer learning loss. The research demonstrates the disproportionate effect on poor and minority youth, the long-term effects on achievement, and best practices for programs and policies.

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Shaping Summertime Experiences: Opportunities to Promote Healthy Development and Well-Being for Children and Youth

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Voluntary Summer Learning Research Brief

Summer is a time when low-income students lose ground relative to their wealthier peers, but... read more

State Education Agencies Playbook

The National Summer Learning Association is delighted to partner with the Council of Chief State... read more

Funding for Summer College Credit Brings a Big Payoff for Students – and the Economy

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