Partnership for After School Education

Issue 117

March 01, 2016

NSLA State of Summer Learning: 2015 State Policy Snapshot

National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) has released a State of Summer Learning: 2015 State Policy Snapshot. The end of the school year marks the start of summer slide in math and reading for millions of young people across of the country. Many school districts, communities, and states across the country are undertaking major steps to keep kids learning throughout the summer. In 2015, NSLA tracked 172 state bills affecting summer learning. This report summarizes key themes to emerge from these bills. Themes include sponsoring programs that focus on middle and high school; engaging students in career exploration; and establishing and expanding commissions and councils to study, develop, and implement strategic plans for learning outside of the traditional school day.