Summer Slide

It’s not often that we read about a longitudinal study that confirms our fears that we may not easily meet our goals to educate all students to the best of their ability, but this one helps us pinpoint some reasons for the achievement gap that we can grapple with.

Kevin Bushweller of Motivation Matters talks about the significance of the Johns Hopkins University study that confirms our intuitive notion that what students learn or don’t learn (and why) during summer break contributes significantly to the education gap.

A copy of the complete study, published last April in the American Sociological Review, is available for $20 from Ingenta Labs. You will find the abstract on the Ingenta page as well.

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