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Education today/Steve Patchin

Summer reading becoming part of schools’ educational programs

June 5, 2012
The Daily Mining Gazette

Research has shown that the summer vacation each K-12 student experiences annually can have a negative impact on their learning. Studies indicate that a student can "forget" up to three months worth of material they have learned the previous year. The answer to this intellectual "backslide" is to engage students in programs over the summer that keep their minds "working." An answer that is becoming more utilized by schools and libraries that serve these communities are summer reading programs.

 
 

 

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