Why Do Low-Income Kids Suffer So Much Summer Learning Loss?

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Horizons student Kameron Johnson discusses an assignment with his teacher.

Call it summer learning loss, summer slide or brain drain.

The loss of critical reading and math skills among children during the summer months is particularly pronounced among low-income kids, who lose an average of two to three months of academic achievement in reading and math each summer . . .

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