The Afterschool Alliance asked parents if one or more of their children attended summer education in 2013, and one-third of respondents answered yes. The number is an uptick from when the poll was last conducted in 2009. That year, 25 percent of families accessed programs.
Afterschool Alliance said more parents are aware that learning losses can happen over summer and are finding time for education as a result. The National Summer Learning Association reports students typically score lower on standardized tests at the end of summer vacation ..