With summer break almost upon us, Toledo Public Schools administrators have come up with a plan to help the district's youngest students - in Kindergarten through third grade - keep learning over the summer.

The plan calls for giving families Chromebooks that are being taken out of service. The Chromebooks have installed on them iReady, an online program that will help parents and guardians determine their child's needs, personalize his or her learning and monitor progress throughout the school year. Using iReady - which families will reach on the Internet - will allow TPS educators to meet the child exactly where he or she is and provides data to increase a child’s learning gains.

It is hoped that this thoughtful approach will help to combat 'summer slide,' defined as the loss of learning that takes place when students do not continue to practice skills gained during the regular school year. According to research, students can lose up to 2-3 months of academic calendar learning each summer which contributes to a more pronounced achievement gap experienced by students.

Please click here to learn all of the details of this innovative program, including dates about upcoming family meetings where the Chromebooks will be given out: