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Category Academic Standards, Education, Private School Choice, School Choice, White Papers

Date: June 8, 2016

Authors: Lauren Corvese and William Donovan

A survey of more than 70 Massachusetts private and parochial schools found that most offer academically-oriented summer programs, which have been found to prevent summer learning loss and can help close the achievement gap among student groups. The survey is the first of a three-part study that will yield a comprehensive guide to summer enrichment programs in the commonwealth. Summer learning loss has been described by the U.S. Department of Education as “devastating” among students, especially those from low-income backgrounds. Many low-income students lose two-to-three months of reading skills during the summer, exacerbating the achievement gap.