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Stopping the Summer Slide Starts With Parents

Stopping The Summer Slide Starts With Parents

Summer learning loss--becoming more of a concern among teachers--could be prevented with more parent involvement, reported, an NPR News affiliate.

"Students and teachers work so hard, get to a certain point in June, and too many come back in the fall further behind than when they left," said Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education. "That just simply makes no sense."

According to Mike McIntyre, host of Sound of Ideas, "Parents can take advantage of summer reading programs offered by most public libraries during the summer months. Parents should especially encourage their tween and teen children to participate in these programs, [since] this is when reading really drops off."

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Article by Navindra Persaud, EducationWorld Contributor

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