2: Additional Resources

Summer Brain Drain

“Students loose average of 2 months of reading skills and 2 months of math skills over the summer”

Check out this video about a program in New York that focusing on closing the achievement gap by tackling the Summer Brain Drain: https://www.cbsnews.com/video/a-solution-to-summer-brain-drain/

Check out this video about a program in New York that focusing on closing the achievement gap by tackling the Summer Brain Drain.

“Studies show that two-thirds of the achievement gap between lower- and higher-income students is created in the summer, when kids aren’t in school” – Adriana Daz

Check out the Article, “Developement of social relationships, interactions and behaviors in early education settings” – Alison Kington, Peter Gates, Pam Sammosn

follow this link: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/1476718X13492936

Quote from the research: “Attendance at such early environments should help children begin to feel comfortable in formal educational settings and develop relationships and interaction skills with peers and adults; they may also help prepare the parents. Such a strategy might go some way to alleviate the disadvantages experienced by many young children who start formal schooling unprepared both cognitively and socially, thus fitting well within an early intervention strategy”

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