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Working to curb 'summer slide'
Schools and organizations want to keep kids learning
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Every kid's favorite time of year might be the most detrimental to their academic development, according to the National Summer Learning Association. A report the association recently released warned that after months of gaining skills and knowledge in the classroom, many students spend summer vacations falling behind. The organization's research indicates that some children lose as much as two months of grade-level equivalency in math and reading as a result of down time and not exercising their newly acquired abilities.
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