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Granite State Students Suffer From ‘Summer Learning Loss’

In just a few short weeks, summer vacation will come to a close, and when it does teachers will start the school year off with a familiar routine: review. It may sound like no big deal, but over the summer students forget so much of their schooling over vacation that it’s come to be called “summer learning loss.”

In the first of a three part series about the summer slide, NHPR’s Sam Evans-Brown tells us why summer activities have a lot to do with how students fare during the rest of the year.

Everyone knows that kids forget things over the summer; but hey, kids need that time to be kids. Splash in a lake, ride a bike, goof-off. Kids at the summer program project EXTRA in Laconia play dodge ball and go swimming, but camp coordinator Michaela Champlin says they’re learning too.