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National call to action for summer learning: How did school districts respond?


This report draws on a survey of districts that yielded nationally representative results and revealed patterns and common characteristics of summer 2021 programming efforts. Among the findings about districts that offered summer 2021 learning opportunities: School districts in cities and rural areas served the greatest proportion of their students (22 percent and 18 percent, respectively) with school districts in suburbs serving the smallest proportion (13 percent).; “Learning recovery”—supporting students in pursuing learning disrupted by the pandemic—was the most common summer programming approach, used by 75 percent of the districts.; Some 67 percent of the districts prioritized serving students with special needs.; More than half of the districts (57 percent) supplemented academic programming with social-emotional learning.; Some 41 percent of districts engaged partners to plan for and/or deliver programming. (author abstract)

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Reports & Papers
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United States

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