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N.H. Schools and Programs Combat ‘Summer Learning Loss’

This week NHPR is taking a look at the impacts of summer learning loss: the things that students forget during summer vacation. Yesterday we heard about how this hits low-income students harder than others, and today we look at what schools and parents are doing to tackle learning loss.

“You’re going to summer school” is a phrase most kids don’t want to hear. Summer school has traditionally been for kids who failed a class and need to get back on track. But more than ever school districts are putting an emphasis getting kids who aren’t in academic trouble into summer programs that give them a leg up during the school year.