Staving Off Summer Slide

July 17, 2020 • Filed under News

By SHEILAH KAST & MAUREEN HARVIE • JUL 8, 2020

It’s been a disruptive year for students. The school year dissolved into distance learning, then summer vacation, and now educators are bracing for a bigger than normal “summer slide” when classes resume.

Aaron Dworkin, of the National Summer Learning Association, explains how the pandemic is exacerbating summer learning loss, and points parents toward online resources. You can check out “How To Keep Kids Learning When Schools Are Closed,” written by NSLA founder, Matthew Boulay, here.

And Principal Najib Jammal tells how Lakeland Elementary Middle School is bridging the gaps with food distribution, boxes of art supplies, calls home, and more.

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Now more than ever, communities need your support to expand access to summer and afterschool programs that will help students catch up on unfinished learning and thrive after an extraordinarily challenging school year.

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