New York Daily News | A Way to Stop Low-Income Kids' Summer Learning Slide
Summertime has arrived in New York City, and as the song goes, “the living is easy” for many children. But many aren’t so fortunate. For kids from disadvantaged backgrounds, summer often marks the beginning of the infamous summer slide — the months of hanging out without much to do, dragging down what gains they’ve made throughout the school year. The all-too-frequent and highly predictable result: the precipitous decline in reading scores over the summer months.