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Your Child’s End-of-Year Checklist Stopping summer brain drain

Whether it’s called “summer slide,” “summer brain drain” or “summer learning loss,” the National Summer Learning Association claims that loss of academic skills over the summer is a distinct, measured phenomenon. Teachers agree. Before she retired, Caren Cranston taught at an all-girls elementary school for 40 years. She says she’d …

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Plug the Summer Brain Drain

Every parent of a school-age child knows the “summer backslide,” “summer brain” and “sun-head.” How did Joey forget algebra in six weeks? Call it what you will, in academic research circles it is known as summer learning loss, “the phenomenon where young people lose academic skills over the summer.” According to the Johns Hopkins School of Education’s Why …

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