• July 27, 2017

Chief of Programs on Kojo Nnamdi Show

How Parents Can Combat ‘Summer Slide’ Over Vacation

Aired on 7.19.17 | Kojo Nnamdi Show | bit.ly/2v2Zqso

Studies show that kids experience learning loss over the summer break from school, a phenomenon known as “summer slide.” But summer slide impacts youth from lower income families at higher rates than those from higher income ones. We discuss ways to combat summer slide, keep young people intellectually engaged over the summer, and how to reckon with the class differences in how kids experience their summer break. We also talk about how policies like expanded school years affect youth education throughout the year, and discuss the roots of the summer vacation.


WAMU Education coverage is supported in part by American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen, a public media initiative made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Hear a recording of this story at bit.ly/2v2Zqso

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