Jefferson Academy receives COVID-19 Relief Fund Grant for summer reading

Book Deliveries
Posted On: Friday, June 19, 2020

Jefferson Academy received a COVID-19 Relief Fund Grant through the Innovation Fund Foundation and the Georgia Foundation for Public Education to help purchase reading materials for at-risk students in grades 2 – 5.

“It is the hope that in providing reading material for our at-risk students, we can help prevent the summer slide, which affects this population of students far more than others,” Samantha Barrett, the Instructional Lead Teacher at Jefferson Academy said.

The summer slide is the tendency for students to lose what they learned throughout the previous school year during summer break. The students most at risk of experiencing the loss of achievement gains were chosen based on collected data and hand delivered reading materials by Jefferson Elementary, Jefferson Academy and Jefferson Middle School staff.

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