Parker County Today April 2018 - Page 47

shown that on average, students’ achievement scores declined over summer vacation by one month’s worth of school-year learning. Importantly, they also concluded that income- based reading gaps grew over the summer, given that middle class students tended to show improvement in reading skills while lower-income students tended to experience loss. Library to the rescue!  You might imagine that a program this vital to the commu- nity would be paid for by the City of Weatherford. It is, in fact, funded entirely by Friends of the Library. The upcoming Spring Luncheon \HH[Z\[™][܈HY[[[قH[ۙ^HZ\Y[Y]BX\K MMNN L ͂NLMX\[]H8(X]\ܙ [XX[”\[] NB˙[Y\XY B][8(\H\\8(]\[’\H\]\H^BLHKK M K