Preventing summer brain drain is a top priority for parents and educators. With teens roaming parks and pools instead of high school halls, they’re sacrificing the strides they’ve made over the school year, experts say.
In low-income communities, the loss is even greater. Students backtrack in reading and spelling skills, widening the achievement gap between disadvantaged teens and their middle-class peers, according to the National Summer Learning Association, the nonprofit behind National Summer Learning Day on June 21.
To combat potential learning loss, schools should expand theirsummer school programs and students should dedicate a chunk of their summer vacation to hitting the books, the association says.
But what about letting summer break be just that—a break?
Summer should be a chance for students to recharge and families to reconnect, some parents and educators say.
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