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State of summer learning: 2020 state policy snapshot

Summer is the most inequitable time of the year for youth, and 2020 brought additional unforeseen challenges. Many state legislatures adjourned prior to the start of the pandemic, and passed several bills that were meant to address the new reality that children have faced, while seeking to address new challenges of food insecurity, housing instability, and economic challenges amidst the public health crisis. In 2020, NSLA tracked 247 bills with 18 states introducing legislation affecting summer programs and resources, particularly for families in low-income communities and populations most at risk. (author abstract)
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United States

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