This year, Caplan & Earnest became a proud sponsor of the JeffCo Schools Foundation’s Summer of Early Learning (JSEL) program. Earlier this month the firm’s education law practice team participated in a tour of the program with community partners and district leaders. It was an opportunity for sponsors and stakeholders to come together and learn more about the flagship program and how it can help school districts close literacy achievement gaps.
The program was launched in 2012 in partnership with Mile High United Way and the federal Corporation for National and Community Service as part of its Social Innovation Fund. Initially, it was a pilot project to test summertime literacy intervention as a way to prevent persistent summer literacy loss among struggling readers. It has now grown and last year, the program served nearly 1,000 students from over 30 schools in the JeffCo district.
“JSEL is a vitally important program,” said Kristin Edgar, education law practice leader. “Its goal is to prevent summer reading loss, especially among young children from low-income backgrounds. We hope our involvement will continue to help the program grow and have a lasting impact on Colorado’s children.”
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