In the Loop
Panel Discussion

Summer Learning Loss During COVID-19: How the Arts Can Help Reduce Summer Slide

  • Date & Time
    • Tuesday, June 30, 2020 2:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Cost
    • Free
  • Description

    Studies show that most students lose skills in math without practice over the summer—up to 3 months of what they learned during the school year—and lower-income students typically lose skills in reading in addition to math. This phenomenon is commonly referred to as “summer slide.”

    With most schools in the U.S. closing in March 2020 due to the pandemic, we will likely have to contend with a “spring slide” this year. Researchers predict that students will suffer serious setbacks from prolonged school closure—they will likely return in the fall with roughly 70% of learning gains in reading relative to a typical school year, and less than 50% of gains in math.

    Fortunately, the arts can help boost academic learning during the summer in fun and surprising ways. From birth through adulthood, arts educational experiences can have remarkable impacts on students’ academic, social, and emotional outcomes.

    Join us for a discussion about how the arts can help address summer learning loss during COVID-19.

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