From Southern Education Desk:
But the hot days of summer bring benefits for students when they’re spent soaking up learning, she says. “Summer is the only chance kids have to get caught up and get ahead,” she says..
And that boost helps kids from falling behind and being held back says Sandy Addis of the National Dropout Prevention Center.
“Summer programs are a great anti-retention tool, and we know that there is a strong correlation between being retained in grade and not graduating,” he said. “Anything that magnetizes a child to school certainly will help.”