Helping Kids Combat the Summer Slide

Helping Kids Combat the Summer Slide: Innovative Summer Learning Loss Program from the Y Helps Kids Gain Skills And Return To School Ready and Eager To Learn Studies show that when children don’t have access to learning activities during the summer, they can...

Math Club Beats the Summer Slide

Teachers have recognized that students lose skills and knowledge they picked up during the previous school year, but they have found that a math club beats the summer slide. Math skills are the area where the slide becomes obvious, according to Lisa Kessler, a teacher...

Measuring What Kids Learn in Summer School

While thousands of children are spending part of the summer in classrooms for enrichment, school districts and researchers are measuring what kids learn in summer school. The results are somewhat uneven. In the St Louis area, much of the focus has been on reading and...

How to Prevent Summer Slide

Parents everywhere are wondering how to prevent the summer slide, when their children lose skills gained during the school year to the summer vacation. Most parents these days would not follow Atticus Finch’s approach in  “To Kill a Mockingbird,” of...

The Reality of the Summer Setback

School is out and the reality of the summer setback is starting to take hold.  Summer fun is in full swing with students swapping textbooks for beach towels and parents busy with family vacations, camps, sports and keeping their children active and away from the...