For families, summer is typically seen as the time of year for vacation and no homework, but summer is also a critically important time for students to remain engaged with reading and learning. If students take this time away from education, the losses add up. By fifth grade, summer learning loss can leave low-income students two and a half to three years behind their peers.
This year, Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) has doubled the size of many of its programs and expanded the range of opportunities offered to students to promote literacy and prevent student learning loss. MNPS is staying ahead of learning losses by creating summer learning environments that promote active student engagement and consistent improvement in academic achievement. These programs increase equitable access to quality instruction to promote literacy and academic enrichment, especially during the summer months.
Metro Nashville Public Schools is one of the nation’s top 50 largest school districts, preparing 88,000 students for higher education, work and life. With the goal of being the first choice for Nashville families, Metro Schools is committed to #ExceedingGreatExpectations with the mission of delivering a great public education to every student, every day. The district is earning a national reputation for urban school reform, social and emotional learning and rising academic achievement. The governing body for Metro Schools is the Metropolitan Nashville Board of Public Education, a nine-member elected body. For more information, visit MNPS.org, or follow us on Twitter @MetroSchools or Facebook /MetroSchools.