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'Summer Slump' More of a Concern for Lower-Income Students

Summer Slump More of a Concern for Lower-Income Students

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The summer vacation could mean significant learning loss, especially for students from lower-income families, according to AZCentral.com.

"It can take teachers as long as four to six weeks at the start of a new school year to help kids brush up on skills they had previously mastered," said Pearl Chang Esau, the head of an education advocacy group called Expect More Arizona.

"I think summer break is too long," said Luisa Cruz, a mother whose son will be attending second grade at Garcia Elementary School in the fall. Cruz said her son did not qualify for free summer school because his test scores were too high, something she said the state needs to work on.

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Article by Navindra Persaud, EducationWorld Contributor

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